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||Editorial in The Tampa Times, "Job for SWFWMD,"
||Sept. 22, 1972
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Box 3, Folder 5A ( WATER SHORTAGE, VOL. I. B3F5 ), Item 19
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
SAM STICKNEYX............. dftoPri age E or
H. DOYLE HARVILL. .... M......j
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THERE IS good news in the an- McAteer, especially, has pro.
cement that the Southwest vided strong leadership and we
rida Water Management Dis- l regard OW i lcment by a
t (SWFWMD) is taking over le*er figs s a a distft loss. He
I ttol of an upper Tampa Bay has been honest and outspoken
'ter management study which when discussing the areas water
been gathering dust on shelves problems.
the U.S. Soil Conservation Ser-
e. T..!:IA last month he had the
0, courage to tell the Tampa Board of
: SWFWMD director, Dale f tors that, in effect, they are
achtmann, has ind4eated that thf own worit eemy. Observing
e new emphasis will be on tfit a number of legislators are
ter conservation rather than P.prsing for zero population
age. rwth in lrida McAte a
that realtors are their best smp
Da y n e Piereefield, deputy porters by opposing flood jMin
unty engineer, told newsmen zoning.
t work on the project had been ,For example, he cited an n-
s ed about two years ago be e when the, RM dd
pse of lack of public interest, a area of ._ or-
Suddenly, however, interest has
a revived as residents of the. iiA
ptpa Bay area have become p,,l Vt tgeh
tely aware of a pending water .. p y
s rtage and the need to conserve, lta! sers to a developer who then
r er than drain, water. Doing ed it to rnake enua-
s will not be inexpensive, but it i aquisitibn more difficult and
be cheaper than waiting until eatly, .
doght conditions coupled with /
t4ater watet demands create a P P b- dw mabe d at4tM -
S r crisis. on the part ofahahmdtiltself-
,' can easily bacfre. I the
S(WAMPS, lakes and other re. pa Bay area to to
c rge areas must be protected. g,, its water ierc0 8 at bhe
the same time this project can ly managedt by n agency
b designed to serve as a jood con. Is wholly Idaependentf any
tt measure should the area be hit city or county.
b excessive rains such as
tl e which might be encountered 'To date, the SWFWMllD hias
humrcane. Stilll. the basic ob1 the bill perfectly. And fo
J tve shouldM be to preserve as S reason we taereat delitg
nch water as possible under fa. newtol that it wl control he
v able conditions. fa d u. ht
rhe SWFWr D is t uogica per Tampa Bay water-
ancy to administer this program .
sce its impact is area wide and
d dated tO the sole principle ot
er management. OpevaIm 9.
agency has been excelletatit V .
e Twachtmann and Chairman a to P
., -SA" V, -- Lt*.t _f.