One Water: Comprehensive Planning for Water Resources

General Sanitary Sewer, Solid Waste, Drainage, Potable Water, and Natural Groundwater Aquifer Recharge Element per 163.3177(6)(c), F.S.

Project Overview

Ballast Point Splash Pad

One Water serves to update, modernize and combine the previously separate Stormwater Management, Potable Water and Wastewater Sections of the City of Tampa Comprehensive Plan to reflect the interrelated nature of water. The update will replace these Sections in the Comprehensive Plan, incorporate water resources-related language from other Sections, and provide a framework for new City initiatives such as green infrastructure and coordinated water resources planning.  Additionally, the Section update includes themes of environmental protection, equitable access and resiliency to the effects of climate change. 

The language was developed via a collaborative effort with staff from various water resources disciplines across the City of Tampa.  It builds on vision themes and feedback from respondents to the Live, Grow, Thrive 2045 vision engagement.

Supporting documents, presentations, and maps can be found at the bottom of this page under the Documents section.

Scope of the Initiative

Phase 1

Development of draft language

Collaborative development process with City water resources professionals and review by area agencies

Began Spring 2022


Phase 2

Public and stakeholder review, community meetings, and comment

Planning Commission briefing

Summer/Fall 2022

Public comment was open through October 9, 2022

Phase 3

Recommendation and transmittal

Planning Commission recommendation

Tampa City Council transmittal hearing

Fall/Winter 2022


Phase 4

Amendment adoption

March 16, 2023

Public Engagement

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Public Meetings

The initial public comment period is now closed.

Watch the October 7 Virtual Public Meeting

Watch the August 31 Virtual Public Meeting


Phase 4

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Melissa Dickens, AICP, Strategic Planning and Policy Manager, Planning Commission

T: 813-756-0355

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Diego Guerra, Senior Planner, Planning Commission


T: 813-793-2384