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Toilet to Tap

Tampa City Council chair: Use redevelopment money to extend streetcar

In a wide-ranging conversation, the Tampa City Council Chairman Joseph Citro touched on his plan for Tampa's streetcar; the search for a way to reuse 50 million gallons of waster water that's dumped into the...
Hillsborough River (cropped)

Why have environmentalists and community leaders turned against Tampa’s plan to recycle treated wastewater?

Environmentalists & community leaders wanted to work with Tampa on options for reusing wastewater. But now they oppose the mayor's PURE plan.
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Tampa will discuss water reuse plan that has been called “toilet to tap”

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is proposing a plan to reuse partially treated wastewater and the total cost could be $500 million.

Update: “toilet-to-tap” tabled; Tampa City Council will vote on utility rate increase, sewer infrastructure

Update to this story, 5 September 2019: Tampa Mayor Jane Castor tells WMNF she’s taken the “toilet-to-tap” idea out of this discussion for now. “Yes, we are going to take that out. But I want...
Bob Buckhorn

Remodeled Riverfront Park is backdrop for Bob Buckhorn’s State of the City address

Tampa unveiled its newly-remodeled Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Friday morning for Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s State of the City address. Buckhorn praised the $35 million renovation and the city staff who worked on it. Before...
sewage dump sign St. Petersburg Gulfport Florida

New documentary on St. Pete sewage crisis

There’s a new documentary on the wastewater dumping problem in St. Petersburg; it’s called St. Pete Unfiltered, and we spoke with the filmmaker. The documentary looks at a series of massive dumps of sewage, partially...
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UPDATED: Will Rick Scott sign “toilet to tap” legislation?

UPDATE, Friday 6 April 2018: Governor Rick Scott has vetoed this bill. In the veto statement, Scott said “I’m not convinced that this legislation will not muddle Florida’s protection of our aquifers.” A Florida bill recently...

Tampa Bay’s impending water crisis

Water restrictions, a spike in population, below-normal rainfall – these are just a few of the reasons Tampa Bay is in the midst of what some USF professors are calling a “water crisis”. Last night,...

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