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||Pinellas well field needs may be less than expected
||Newspaper article in Tampa Times, by Dale Wilson, "Pinellas well field needs may be less than expected.
||Wilson, Dale ( Author )
||Oct. 17, 1973
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Box 3, Folder 6A ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 21
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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^ Pinel as we lfied needs
may be less than expected
By DALE WILSON Talley also said if the that if we would agree that
.;:.. Times Staff Writer county can get a delay on the SWFWMD has the power to
28 million gallon a day limit regulate us, they would give
/ .CLEARWATER Pinellas imposed by- the Southwest regulate us they would gve
County may not need as much Florida Water Management us relief from the order and
water from proposed wells District (SWFWMD) on its El- let us pump more;" Talley
-', -along the Seaboard Coast Line dridge-Wilde well field the ad- said. ''
Rai 1 road right-of-way in ditional water Pinellas could
southwest Pasco County as pump from the railroad right- Talley said the county
expected, according to Pinel- of-way well field would not be awarded contracts on laying
las. County's water resources too great. of pipes this week to three
director. Talley said he believes construction firms and work
S* Pickens Talley, who is be- SWFWMD could modify its will begin within 30 to 40
coming known as a tough ne- order on the Eldridge-Wilde days, but no water rights
y '/i".- gotiator in Pinellas County wellfield if Pinellas County from landowners have been
water disputes, said depend- agrees that the water agency purchased yet. ,
ing on how much water can has the power to regulate the He said he will send a letter
be squeezed from other county. to SWFWMD asking for clari-
SI.. sources, his county might Pinellas County has been fiction onthe spacing of
withdraw less than originally waging a protest with wells along the right-of-way.
S f planned from the proposed SWFWMD over the agency's Pinellas County wants wells
wellfield site near Odessa. Sept. 12 regulatory order re- to be spaced every 1,500 feet,
"We're working fast on the stricting pumping from El- but at the public hearing this
: East Lake Road well sites (in dridge-Wilde wellfield, by ig- week the SWFWMD staff in-
S."" I-) V w Pinellas County) and .with a noring a part of the order that dicated wells should be a mile
little luck we may get more the county requires to report apart.
S .water than planned from weekly progress on new
here. We may not need all of wellfield sites. .c', ....::
;. .., -^/.the water we anticipated from -
S, the railroad right-of-way," he Pellas County has been .
\ r:'said following all parts of the
order, including drilling new .
\ ., ..wells along East Lake Road, '
VP; \'*but has failed to make formal !-
S reports to the SWFWMD staff. :: :
\."- \ .. .' During a- public hearing .
*' :'' f P: i*: Wednesday at SWFWMD
-., headquarters in Brooksville, "
- '' .,,- t'. .. the county came under attack -,
. .- ... from board members who
.. . i l !.,'- said Pinellas was ignoring .-
"-,^ \" t -., the regulatory power of the
"The implication I got
S l, ^ '*,... ."- (from board members) was: : -