Tamara Richardson


 Phone: 863-298-4100

 Toll Free: 800-301-6039


Street Address:  

1011 Jim Keene Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2019
Drawer UT01
Bartow, FL  33831-2019

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Utilities Water Treatment

Polk County Utilities provides safe drinking water, wastewater collection, and treatment systems to nearly 60,000 accounts in unincorporated communities throughout the county. In some service areas, this division also provides reclaimed water.

The Utilities Division is divided into sections that include the Community Investment Program, Customer Service and Finance, Operations, and Permitting and Compliance. Utility staff handles planning, budgeting, engineering, and regulatory issues for the community.

Some quick facts about Polk's utility program include:

  • Produces and distributes 14.3 million gallons of drinkable water each day
  • Collects and treats 5.8 million gallons of wastewater each day
  • Produces and distributes 5.4 million gallons a day of reuse water for irrigation
  • Repaired about 1,275 water pipe breaks in 2015
  • Responded to nearly 14,000 “Sunshine One Call” requests in 2015 to identify locations of utility lines

The Utilities Division also works closely with agencies such as the water management districts, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and other municipalities in Polk to provide for future demand through planning and water conservation measures.

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The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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