Tampa considers public-private partnership for recycled water

05/13/2008 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Under pressure from the EPA, Florida lawmakers want to force the city of Tampa to stop dumping 55 million gallons a day of treated wastewater into Tampa Bay -- even if that means turning the water over to a private company for resale to big users. Local officials, who have failed to implement several recycling plans in the past, insist they should have more say over how the city's wastewater is used. "We're told we're going to have to trust the process," said City Attorney David Smith. "We just want to make sure that process includes us."

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