Tampa Bay Water votes to settle reservoir suit, pay engineers $21 million in legal fees

C.W. Bill Young Reservoir in Hillsborough, Florida. Tampa Bay Water sued HDR Engineering over the failure of this reservoir.

A five year legal battle between Tampa Bay Water and HDR Engineering over a cracked and damaged reservoir is finally over. Tampa Bay Water filed suit against HDR over the failure in 2008. After a second defeat in the courts, the Water District voted to end pursuit of the lawsuit and pay $21 Million in HDR’s legal fees. [Source: Read more about the case at Tampa Bay Times via ASCE SmartBrief. Image: Tampa Bay Times]