Title: Newspaper article: "Keep water formula,"
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Title: Newspaper article: "Keep water formula,"
Alternate Title: Newspaper article: "Keep water formula," Tampa Times
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov. 11, 1975
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 2, Folder 5C ( COSME-ODESSA SFWMD - SWFWMD ), Item 74
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00051233
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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HILLSBOROUGH County Com- surface water supplies were at
missioners are wise to resist a St. dangerous lows. We are still in the
Petersburg proposal to change process of recovering from several
regulations governing the amount years of below average rainfall and
of water which may be extracted this is no time to be changing a
from the Cosme-Odessa wellfields formula adopted two years ago to
in northwest Hilsborough. In addi- protect water rights in northwest
tion, Pinellas County has plans to Hlillsborough and Pasco County.
extend its East Lake Road well- St. Petersburg and Pmnellas
field. Both moves could threaten have little fresh water available to
underground water supplies in the them within the boundaries of Pin-
affected area, causing damage to lla:; County. To serve Pinellas
private wells and lowering lake residents, governmental bodies
levels, must reach into other counties for
fresh water. They have not always
These changes would also ap-been considerate of the rights of
pear to be self-defeating to both the the counties wic serve them
Cfty of St. Petersburg and Pinellas esients nthe Hills
Residents of northwest Hills-
County. Excess pumping could in- borough have s d more than
borough have suffered more than
vite once again salt water intru-
e oe a n st w r i their share of woes in terms of dry
sion. a danger both governmental
s, a d r both go wells, lower lake levels and sink
agencies have been flirting with for holes attributed to heavy pu
holes attributed to heavy pumping
sofle time.
Sm by Pinellas County interests. It had
:A reasonably wet summer and been hoped that some stability to
fall finds this area with a better water levels in this area had been
S than average groundwater supply. reached.
But it should be remembered that Nothing should be allowed to
only last spring the water table and endanger this.


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