Iorio holds onto Tampa water
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio on Monday put the brakes on plans for Tampa's reclaimed water backed by Senators Paula Dockery, Ronda Storms and J.D. Alexander. Iorio said she won't contribute the city's water to the $188-million project that would allow a private company to sell millions of gallons of Tampa's wastewater to customers in Polk and Hillsborough counties. Iorio said she wants to keep the water in the city to reduce drinking water use in Tampa. Storms and Alexander cared about the project enough that they tried to block the re-appointment of Southwest Florida Water Management District executive director Dave Moore because he wasn't making it a high enough priority.