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||Hernando Water Control Proposed
||Newspaper article by George Baxley, "Hernando Water Control Proposed." Hernando/Citrus Tribune.
||Baxley, George ( Author )
||Mar. 11, 1976
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Box 3, Folder 3D ( LEGISLATION - BOX 3, FOLDER 3 ), Item 112
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
S HERNANDO/CITRUS, TRIBUNE, Thurs., March 11, 1976 3-G
By GEORGE BAXLEY tion, partnership or government Fish and other commissioners
Tribune Staff Writer agency convicted of violating the said the ordinance may prevent a
provisions of the ordinance can be water war with neighboring coun-
BROOKSVILLE An ordi- fined up to $500, with each viola- ties and other central Florida
nance forbidding bulk transpor- tion considered a separate offense counties as water supplies become
station of water from the territorial and each day of violation consid- more scarce.
limits of Hernando County will be ered a separate offense. "The entire purpose of the ordi-
aired at a public hearing March 23 The ordinance would take effect nance," Fish said, "is to protect
at 2:45 p.m. after approval by commissioners the water supply of Hernando
The ordinance, as requested by March 23. County for Hernando residents."
Commissioner Frank Fish, was ap-
proved last week as drafted by
Hernando County Atty. Bruce
Snow for legal advertisement.
FOLLOWING SEVERAL other
central Florida counties, Hernan-
do's ordinance prevents movement
of bulk water in any manner what-
soever, for any purpose, outside
the county's boundaries. The ordi-
nance is designed to protect the
county's water supply.
To further strengthen the ordi-
nance and retain water of Hernan-
do County within the county, the
ordinance also prohibits the sink-
ing or drilling of deep wells or
large wells unless permitted by the
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District or special permit
from the Hernando County Board
of County Commissioners.
Section five of the ordinance
specifies that water and water re-
sources on and under the territori-
al limits of Hernando County are
declared to be the property rights
of Hernando County.
ANY PERSON, firm. corpora- -