Title: Newspaper article in St. Petersburg Times
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Title: Newspaper article in St. Petersburg Times
Alternate Title: Newspaper article in St. Petersburg Times, by Thomas Rawlins and Lucy Ware Morgan, "Feuding Water Factions Hope to Close Gap Today.
Physical Description: 2p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug. 23, 1973
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 3, Folder 6A ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 32
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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posal is taken under study. There were 11 items "con-
Water district Executive Di. tained in the statement, basi-
-.-.. rector Donald Feaster told cally calling for all water in
The Times that, based on the area to be shared by any
studies made by his staff, he governmental area in Pasco,
believes the best possible so- Hillsborough or Pinellas Coun-
lution for the present impasse ty on a no-profit basis.
is for Pinellas County to be al- Control of water in the area
lowed to: would be in the hands of a
W Develop wells along East Tri-County Water Authority
Lake Tarpon Road in Pinellas (Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsbor-
County. He estimated the ough) with representation
water yield at 10-million gal. based on one man-one vote,
Ions a day. according to one proposal.
s Go north from the pres- Stierheim's statement said
ent Eldridge-Wilde Wellfield that St. Petersburg had
in northwestern Hillsborough agreed to sell one or more of
County with a pipeline along its wellfelds to Hillsborough
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad County if Hillsboroujh would
right-of-way, establishing support Pinellas and St. e-
wells at intervals of about one tersburg in efforts to find ad-
per mile. At the same time additional water sources.
start a pipeline to Cypress ST. PETERSBURG and Pi- I
Creek with wells along the neUas County would agree to
right-of-way. Estimated yield: replenish lakes in Hillsbor- t
10-million to 15-million gallons ough county where the level
per day. has dropped because of heavy i
Develop the Cy press pumping. (St. Petersburg has
Creek wellfield. Estimated already voted to spend
yield: 30-million to 50-million $100,000 for that project.) I
gallons per day. And Pinellas County has of-
Those actions should meet fered Pasco County full use of
the temporary water needs of Pinellas' expertise and finan-
both Pinellas County and St. cial capacity to provide for
Petersburg. Pasco County's water needs
"on a no-profit basis with the
THEN, according to Feast. same rights and privileges as
er, a pipeline could be extend- extended to Pinellas County
ed to the Green Swamp area residents, according to Stier-
to the east of *Cypress Creek heim's statement.
Sfor an estimated yield of 100-
million gallons per day, with The laser saidP1 ntaiel "i
a second line running to the agreable to rel
Crystal and Withlacoochee agreeable to reulation by the
Rivers to tap those sources.manae
Those lines could be run if provided it is based on scien-
tific fact and not on emotion
/" e's p or political exigencies.
SFeaster's plan would follow "I think it is unfortunate
/ the general proposal contained that some may have inter-
i i in Pinellas County Adminis-
\ trator Merrett Stierheim's re- County to cooperate as a n
Scent "position paper" on pos- of weakness and found it con-
"sible water sources in the venient to capitalize on This
county. cooperative attitude to serve
However, the final decision their o w n interests." Stier-
, on how all agencies under the heim said.
control of the water district "We will approach the
shall be allowed to tap water meeting .. with an olive
sources is made at a political branch in hand," he said.
and not a staff level, thus the
meeting today. It was also announced t",:
Stierheim and John .Andtiero:.
STIERn EtI Wednesday Pinellas' rept::e-oniative or
took the offensive with a writ- the water mani;i.:e.-c.^t b;::rd,
i ten statement outlining the would meet with thIe Pi::c]',-
various suggestions made by legislative (lcltolic on Friday
or agreed to by the county in in Clearwrater to brief the la\v-
4 negotiations over the past few makers on the water si..:.-
weeks. tion.
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