Title: Letter to Ken Woodburn, Office of the Governor
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Title: Letter to Ken Woodburn, Office of the Governor
Alternate Title: Letter to Ken Woodburn, Office of the Governor, providing background information for a response to the Mayor's letter to the Governor.
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Dec. 13, 1975
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 2, Folder 4 ( ST. PETERSBURG, CITY OF V. SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ), Item 18
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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DERRILL S. McATEER

December 13, 1975

The Honorable Ken `Woodburn
Office of the Governor
State Capital
Tallahassee, Florida

Dear Ken:

I have reviewed Mayor Schuh's letter and am confused as to
how best to respond. The letter was probably prompted by a
30-minute presentation made to the St. Petersburg City
Council as detailed in the attached newspaper article. I
was not present and can rely only on what I see in the press
and in the Mayor's letter.

Either the article or the presentation is in error. There
was no "pre-determined vote" to cut the City's ability to
pump from one of its older wells. There was a well-considered
vote to issue a permit with conditions identical to a prior
regulatory order. St. Petersburg-had requested that pumping
limits be removed from one of their Hillsborough County well-
fields.

St. Petersburg is not the only government now severely res-
tricted in the amount of water it may pump. It is the first
government to apply for a consumptive use permit to remove
water from a wellfield located in one county for transport
to another county. This permit is not for a new use but is
for an existing use which is already subject to a prior
regulatory order. That order was the subject of long and
bitter debate between Hillsborough County and St. Petersburg.

No affront was intended by the Governing Roard of Southwest
Florida Water Management District. ';e are seeing some
improvements in lake levels in the area and feel that present
pumping limitations should be continued until all uses in
the area have been inventoried.

I enclose a suggested draft of a response to Mayor Schuh, but
I am not pleased with it. His letter seems to take a shotgun
approach without benefit of accurate background and raises
several irrelevant and unrelated matters.
Sincerely,



Derr1l S. McAteer
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