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i.Y ARCHIE BLOUNT growth through the permitting
Times Staff Writer of water use.
These districts would be
creation of a new water governed by boards, according:
Sy control board is seen to the act, whose member.l
.,inging the Tampa Bay would be appointed by thc
.. Planning Council governor. However, existliu,
S'C ano the Southwest planning districts such as
Ste S s SWFWMD or TBRPC could be
ida Water Management authorized to implement pro-'
.. ct (SWFWMD) into a visions of the act.
-,r control of water inm Se veral lawmakers, -
T.,mpa Bay area. cluding Tampa Rep Guy Spi-
r iday the executive cola, have said they envisioT
..e..i( of the TBRCP in- the SWFWMD as implement-
.. ,.no its staff to "present ing the act in this area.
. ,',dr .ts to form a water
:, elementn t board," accord- Thompson, however, said it:
to TltI'C director Nor- was the feeling of the TBRIPC
I'honpson. that SFWMD should "stick to
,\(cutive committee mem- flood control."
S are Tampa City Coun- The new water board whiciv
i. ni ioyd Copciand, Bra- Thompson and his staff h'r i
,. Councilwoman Saundra been instructed to rcr,te at O
s 0ah n St. Petersburg would be composed of elected a tmref a 'hto lo oM. I
'i .. Herman Goldner and officials, Thompson said.
.- ... County Commission "We visualize it as being
b. t.,-th uioaugh. under the auspices of the
inu control of water quan- TBRPC," he said. from page one would hope that the Tamipa
and quality in the re- Advantages of having tie Bay Regional Planning Conn
... ces i. the Tampa Bay TBRPC implement the act aries of the Tampa Bay area," cll would be designated for in-
.... went up for grabs last would come mainly from the the planner said. plementing the act," Thomnp
when tne Florida Legis- fact that the TBRPC is com- Under provisions of the new son said.
.... p.sed the Florida posed of two counties Sara- state act, the department eo The plan for the creation ot
.i< resources management sota and Manatee -that are natural resources will recom- the new board, which o,,,,,
Mhin would create five members of the mend boundaries to the 1973 control both water quality ,
0, ,na,,agcment districts, SWFWMD Thompson said session of the state legisla- quantity, will be presented to
noe districts would have "We could provide a more tures for the five districts, the next regular meeting of
,.pet control of both sur- cW planning area en "With our water manage- the TBRPC April 21, Thomp-
,c( ana ground ground water cop paing a e n ent board in operation, we son said.
,n all areas of the state and c s a
c o u i d in effect, regulate See WATER, page 11-A ^