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SWater Mazagemezext District
V S9 P. O. BOX 457 BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 33512
G DERRILL McATEER, Chairman, Brooksville THOMAS VAN DER VEER, Secretary, Yankeetown RONALD B. LAMBERT, Wauchula
J. R. GRAW, Vice Chairman, Ocala S.C. BEXLEY, JR., Land O'Lakes ROBERT MARTINEZ, Tampa
JOE E. HILL, Treasurer, Leesburg N. BROOKS JOHNS, Lakeland LEWIS H. HOMER, Clearwater
Donald R. Feaster, Executive Director
NEW PERMIT GETS TENTATIVE OK
BROOKSVILLE (December 11, 1975) -- There's good news for area well
owners and users of large quantities of water. The Governing Board of the
Southwest Florida Water Management District has given tentative approval to
a new and greatly simplified Consumptive Use Permit application form.
Governing Board Chairman Derrill McAteer told the District staff to
make any required changes as soon as possible so that the Governing Board
can give final approval to the new form at it's next meeting January 14.
The Consumptive Use Permits are required of anyone who withdraws more
than one million gallons of water per day (gpd); or whose withdrawals average
more than 100,000 gpd on an annual basis; or whose facilities have a capacity
of more than one million gpd; or whose well has an inside diameter of six
inches or more. The new form will relieve the applicant of much of the work
associated with the present application. Bob Evans, chief of the District
permits section, says the new form has been sent to interested groups for
comment but says he has received only a few written replies so far. He at-
tributes the limited response to the holiday season, and says he hopes that
many others will respond soon.
The new permit will come in two versions. Those whose withdrawal
points (wells, lakes, rivers, etc.) are located entirely within one section
of land will use one version while those whose withdrawal points are located
in more than one section will use the other.