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Swiftmud increases water use restrictions listen

02/24/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This afternoon in Brooksville the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (Swiftmud) increased some restrictions on water use in the Tampa Bay region. But even tougher watering restrictions were rejected because of concerns about how they would affect jobs.

Richard Owen, deputy executive director of Swiftmud, recommended that the water management district add some features to the current Phase III water use restrictions – which were put in place four months ago ...

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Environmentalists get Swiftmud to discuss land swap listen

02/20/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Pressure by a number of environmental groups, members with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, or Swiftmud, agreed today to take a controversial land swap off their consent agenda to allow for a public hearing.

Members of the Gulf Coast Conservancy, Sierra Club Florida, Defenders of Wildlife, the Environmental Alliance of North Florida, the Gulf Restoration Network, and the Hernando Audubon Society plan on attending Tuesday’s meeting to speak about the proposed land swap bet...

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Tampa Councilman: Target excessive water consumers listen

02/19/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda said today that if people don’t start restricting their use of water, the city should publicize the top 100 users in the city.

Miranda made his comments days after Tampa Bay Water, said it would ask the Southwest Florida Water Management District to tighten watering restrictions later this month. The change could further restrict the hours for outdoor watering, already limited to one day per week.

Miranda said he’d bring the issue up again in 30 day...

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