The CW Bill Young Regional Drinking Water Reservoir in Tampa Bay, USA, began operating in 2005. With a capacity of over 56 billion liters of water, enough to support two million residents of central Florida for over 200 days, CW Bill Young Regional is the largest above-ground reservoir in North America, and its dimensions prove it. It was built on 1,100 acres and required moving 11 million cubic meters of material. The landfill containing the reservoir is over eight kilometers long.
The project used 360,000 cubic meters of soil-cement, with an average cement content of 8.5% for a total of 48,000 tons of cement. Cement was supplied by Votorantim Cimentos and Suwannee American Cement through our customer Eastern Portland Cement.