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What's Happening with Desal in Tampa Bay?

In 2003, Tampa Bay's $160 million desalination plant was scheduled to open in Apollo Beach. It was slated to become the nation's largest desalination facility taking in salt water from the Bay and converting it to drinkable water for West Central Florida.

Now, after years of delays and litigation, the plant is expected to come on-line in late 2006. We'll take a look at what happened and we'll explore how desalination will factor into the future of water for our region.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Joe Dysard - a consultant for Tampa Bay Water and senior director for the management consulting and engineering firm R.W. Beck
Mark Farrell - President and Principal Engineer of the engineering consulting firm, Water Resource Associates. Farrell was formerly the Assistant Executive Director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
Neil Johnson - a reporter for the Tampa Tribune who has written about water issues and the environment for many years

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