Friday, April 24, 2009

Tampa Bay Saves Water, Loses Revenue

"It's a Catch-22," said City Council member John Dingfelder. "We're doing a better job on conservation. Now we're going broke on the water stuff."

Council member Mary Mulhern said it's worth the decline in revenue. "It's better for us not to use up our water than it is for us to make money off it," she said.

See Janet Zink's story for TampaBay.com >>

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