The Story Behind Tampa Bay Water

3 Mar 2015  |  Episode #52  |  with the Honorable Susan Latvala, former Pinellas County Commissioner

Susan Latvala discusses the discord in the Tampa Bay area amongst the various counties and municipal governments over water supply. After legislative intervention, the affected governments negotiated an intergovernmental agreement that formed Tampa Bay Water. Susan describes how the board of Tampa Bay Water worked through their differences and gradually calmed the turbulent Tampa Bay water scene. Susan stresses the importance of relationship-building between the utility board and the utility staff.