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Tampa mayor ready to see progress on wastewater improvements

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AMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is ready to see progress on the city's planned overhaul of its aging water and wastewater system.

The Progressive Infrastructure Plan to Ensure Sustainability, or P.I.P.E.S., aims to repair Tampa's pipes during the next 20 years.

 

"Our infrastructure is 80 to 100 years old, all of our water and wastewater pipes. So there is the need to replace those," Castor said. "We have over $20 million a year in response to water pipe breakages."

The mayor toured the Tippin Water Treatment Facility Tuesday, where she discussed how clean water plays into the P.I.P.E.S. plan.

The city will continue with several information sessions for the community.