Tampa City Council considers wastewater options

09/24/09 Seán Kinane
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Today the Tampa City Council set a workshop to explore options for how the city’s treated wastewater will be used. 55 million gallons of the water is dumped into Tampa Bay every day. Council member John Dingfelder opposes treating it to be used as drinking water.

But others on the council, including Charlie Miranda, are interested in exploring all options with the water. Miranda held up a flask of discolored water and threatened to run for County Commission.

Dingfelder asked Tampa’s administrator of public works and utility services, Steve Daignault, what the city administration recommends doing with the treated wastewater.

The Tampa City Council will hear from city staff and consider the issue of how to better use treated wastewater in a workshop on February 25th.

Steve Daignault, Administrator of Public Works and Utility Services

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