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Tampa Bay Water to fix reservoir at estimated cost of $125 million listen

06/15/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This morning the board of Tampa Bay Water directed its general manger to implement a long-term fix for the region’s damaged reservoir. It is expected to cost about $125 million.

Cracks that formed more than two years ago in the state’s largest reservoir have been temporarily patched. The 15.5-billion-gallon-capacity reservoir -- which was essentially empty in the beginning of May – is being filled and now contains ab...

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Reservoir being filled; Tampa Bay Water has determined cause of cracks listen

06/05/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Cracks that developed more than two years ago in the state’s largest reservoir are caused by high water pressure under an erosion-control liner, Tampa Bay Water announced yesterday. The cracks in that soil-cement layer lining the interior of the C. W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in southeast Hillsborough County have been temporarily patched and now water is being pumped in.

The area’s recent heavy rains mean that flows in the Alafia River and the Tampa B...

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Tampa Bay Water to sue reservoir contractors listen

10/20/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors voted today to initiate a lawsuit against the companies that designed, constructed and provided quality control over the construction of the state’s largest reservoir.

Cracks in the soil cement of the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in southeastern Hillsborough County were first discovered almost two years ago. The reservoir opened in 2005, but since then, cracks more than 1-inch wide have occurred in two areas of the reservoir embankment, a total...

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