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, at the USF College of Public Health Auditorium, a group of concerned scholars met to present their research on one way the city may be able to combat rapidly depleting aquifers.
However ironic it may be for a metropolitan area surrounded by water to lack it, the consensus is in – Tampa Bay is running out of water. And the city will be considering the option of using highly treated effluent as one component of its domestic water supply, a method many are calling “toilet to tap”.
WMNF News - Tampa - Rob Piccirillo