Title: SWFWMD Declaration of Water Shortage
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Title: SWFWMD Declaration of Water Shortage
Alternate Title: SWFWMD Declaration of Water Shortage.Order No. 75-10.
Physical Description: 4p.
Language: English
Publication Date: May 14, 1975
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 5B ( WATER SHORTAGE, VOL. I. B3F5 ), Item 64
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT


IN RE:
DECLARATION OF WATER SHORTAGE WITHIN )
THE ALAFIA RIVER BASIN, HILLSBOROUGH )
RIVER BASIN, NORTHWEST HILLSBOROUGH )
RIVER BASIN, AND THAT PART OF THE ) ORDER NO. 75-1D
PEACE RIVER BASIN IN POLK, HARDEE )
AND DESOTO COUNTIES,AND THAT PART )
OF THE PINELLAS-ANCLOTE RIVER BASIN )
NORTH OF SR 584 AND EAST OF HIGHWAY )
US 19 )

This matter, having come before the Board of Governors of the Southwest

Florida Water Management District at a public meeting duly and properly held

before the Board on May 14, 1975, and the Board having reviewed and carefully

considered the reports of staff members and having heard testimony presented
at said meeting.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DECLARED by the Board of Governors of the Southwest

Florida Water Management District that it does find and declare that a water

shortage exists within that part of the District encompassing the Alafia River

Basin, Hillsborough River Basin, Northwest Hillsborough River Basin, that part

of Pinellas-Anclote River Basin north of S.R. 584 and east of Highway U.S. 19,
and that part of the Peace River Basin in Polk, Hardee and DeSoto Counties in

that insufficient ground and surface water is available to meet the needs of
the users.
Such declaration is issued pursuant to Sections 373.175, 373.119 and

373.249, Florida Statutes, and publication of this notice and order shall serve

as notice to all users in the area of the conditions of water shortage and that
pursuant to law the Governing Board may impose such restrictions and issue such

orders and emergency orders on all users of the water resources and permittees

as may be necessary to protect the water resources of those areas from serious
harm.
All users of the water resources of this area, including those persons

served in whole or part by public water supplies operated by the Pinellas County
Water System and the City of St. Petersburg Water System, together with the users

located within the area described, are urgently requested to reduce consumption
of water to the greatest extent possible.









That the use of water in these areas will be limited to the following

restrictions:

PHASE I

1. A voluntary public restraint of all non-essential uses of water.

2. A fifteen (15%/) percent reduction in water use by all industries,

( but shall not apply to activities directly involved in the pro-

cessing of perishable foods.

3. No irrigation which results directly in surface runoff directly to

salt water.

4. No spray type irrigation between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

other than:

(a) During the first eight (8) days following the seeding or
transplanting of fruit and vegetable plants,

(b) For irrigation of plants covered by slatting, netting, plastic,
glass or other shading materials.

(c) For operating mist beds for nursery propagation where timed
release devices are employed.

(d) For intermittent applications for not more than a total time
of 60 minutes during the restricted period for any day.
5. Application of irrigation water to citrus trees by movable pipe,

walking gun and other portable spray irrigation shall be limited

to not more than one application during each 10 day period.
6. No lawn sprinkling and park irrigation between 10:00 a.m. and

7:00 p.m.
7. No lake augmentation is permitted.

PHASE II

1. A voluntary restraint is imposed in all non-essential uses of water.
2. A twenty (20%) percent reduction is imposed in the use of water by

all industries. )(
3. No irrigation which results directly in surface runoff directly

to salt water.
4. No spray type irrigation between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
other than:

(a) During the first eight (8) days following the seeding or
transplanting of fruit and vegetable plants.









(b) For irrigation of plants covered by slatting, netting,

plastic, glass or other shading materials.

(c) For operating mist beds for nursery propagation where timed

release devices are employed.

(d) For intermittent applications for not more than a total of

60 minutes during the restricted period for any day.

5. Application of irrigation water to citrus trees by movable pipe,

walking gun, and other portable spray irrigation shall be limited

to not more than one application during each 10 day period.

6. No irrigation of or parks and no lake augmentation is

permitted.

PHASE III

1. A voluntary restraint is imposed on all non-essential and essential

uses of water.

2. A thirty (30%) percent reduction in water use by all industry./<

3. No irrigation which results directly in surface runoff.

4. No spray type irrigation during daylight hours other than:

(a) During the first 8 days following the seeding or transplanting

of fruit and vegetable plants.

(b) For irrigation of plants covered by slatting, netting,

plastic, glass or other shading materials.

(c) For operating mist beds for nursery propagation where timed

release devices are employed.

(d) For intermittent applications for not more than a total

time of 60 minutes during the restricted period for any day.

5. Application of irrigation water to citrus tress by movable pipe,
walking gun and other portable spray irrigation shall be limited to

not more than one application during each 10 day period.

6. No lawn or park irrigation and no lake augmentation is permitted.

The Board finds that an immediate danger to the public health, safety or

welfare requires immediate final order in that present water levels are at

record lows during the continuing drought and further delay must be avoided.

That the Governing Board declares that restrictions in Phase I shall apply

and be implemented immediately in the Northwest Hillsborough River Basin, the

i Hillsborough River Basin, the Alafia River Basin, that part of the Pinellas-





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Anclote Basin north of SR 584 and east of Highway US 19, and that part of

the Peace River Basin lying in Polk, Hardee and DeSoto Counties and for all

users of the water obtained from this area, including those persons served by

public water supplies operated or served in whole or part by the Pinellas County

Water System and the City of St. Petersburg Water System.

Notice is further given that the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida

Water Management District will hold hearings to consider staff reports and other

testimony offered at each of its regular meetings and at any special meetings

called for such purpose so long as the water shortage exists within the area

described. Notice is further given that the Board holds regularly scheduled

meetings commencing at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at its

official headquarters on U.S. 41 located approximately seven miles south of

Brooksville at which times the Governing Board of Southwest Florida Water

Management District will consider the matter of water shortage in the area

and take such actions and impose such restrictions as may be deemed necessary.

Every reasonable effort will be made to give notice of any special meeting to

all persons who file written request for same with the District.

Jt is further ordered that all state and county attorney,, rcarf s,

constables, police officers and other appropriate city and county officials

within the designated areas declared subject to a water shortage assist the

Governing Board in enforcing this order or any supplement thereto.

DONE AND ORDERED this 14th day of May, 1975.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
By Its Governing Board


ATTEST:
D. S. McATEER, CHAIRMAN


THOMAS M. VAN DER VEER, SECRETARY

















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