Water-Related News

Hillsborough County Upgrades Carrollwood Sewer Plant

CARROLLWOOD -- One of unincorporated Hillsborough County's oldest neighborhoods has major plumbing problems, and a whopping price tag to go with it.

In coming years, county officials will spend more than $20 million on upgrades to the Dale Mabry Advanced Wastewater Treatment plant on the outskirts of Carrollwood Village. The facility processes more than 6 million gallons of raw sewage every day.

Richard Kirby, a section manager with the county's public utilities department, said much of the plant's equipment is nearing the end of its life span and needs to be replaced.