Polk County Utilities provides customers safe and sustainable drinking water that is delivered from 15 public water systems throughout unincorporated Polk County.
Polk’s water is pumped from the Floridan Aquifer, which contains some of the cleanest water in the country. That ground water is sent to water treatment facilities for processing before it is delivered to your home or business.
Polk County Utilities, which is governed by the Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Department of Health in Polk, complies with the Safe Drinking Water Act when delivering clean drinking water to your home or business. This water regularly undergoes water quality testing to ensure the safest water is provided. Water quality reports are produced annually to provide water quality data to customers.
If you’re unsure which water system serves your area, use the Consumer Confidence Report map to find your community and corresponding water quality report.
How does your water use compare to other residential customers in your area?
In 2021, single-family residential households within each of the Polk County Regional Utility Service Areas (regions shown on the map below) utilized the following average gallons per day (GPD) of water.
REGION - GPD
Northeast Region - 234
Southwest Region - 209
Northwest Region - 208
Central Region - 186
Southeast Region - 141
East Region - 137
Refer to the map below to find your service area region.
To see how your water usage stacks up, check out the Southwest Florida Management District's Water use calculator on the district's website at the following link http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/thepowerof10/