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New Tampa not exempt

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 17, 2000

Even those lush New Tampa communities will have to abide by the city's emergency watering restrictions when it comes to irrigating golf courses and common areas.

A story in today's North of Tampa section, which is distributed to Times subscribers in northern Hillsborough, details how developments in New Tampa with state permits to pump large volumes of groundwater for irrigation are not subject to city watering restrictions. Tampa Water Department director David Tippin confirmed the apparent loophole. But after conferring with city attorneys Thursday, Tippin said his earlier statements were wrong.

North of Tampa is printed in advance of the rest of the Times and the story could not be changed before today's publication.

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