BRADENTON, Fla. — Tampa Bay Water is asking a federal district judge for a new trial after losing its first case to a jury on April 10 after a month-long proceeding.

TBW, a regional supplier for three counties on the west coast of Florida, is seeking to recoup fees for what it believes is a faulty design of Florida’s largest reservoir, a 15.5-billion-gallon facility that began to crack shortly after opening in 2005.

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