Title: Newspaper article in Tampa Tribune, "State Okays Tri-County Water Board."
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Title: Newspaper article in Tampa Tribune, "State Okays Tri-County Water Board."
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Language: English
Publication Date: Oct. 30, 1974
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 6B ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 97
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Cabinet Approves

Water Authority
The cabinet yesterday approved a
regional water use pact which brings
together three counties and two munici-
palities in what appears to be the end to
the water war.
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TALLAASSEE (UPI) Creation pa, said in a brief appearance.







of a special authority to help supply UNDER AN agreement among
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the water needs of the rapidly ur- Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco
banizing Tampa-St. Petersburg area counties and the cities of St. Peters-
was approved by Gov. Reubin Askew burg and Tampa the water supply



and TALLAHASSEE (UPI) -yesterdy. Creation action is vested in the West Coastalarance
ofa special authority to help supply UNDER AN agreement among
the water needs of the rapidly ur- Hillsborough, Pinellas. and Pasco
banizing Tampa-St. Petersburg area counties and the cities of St. Peters-
was approved by Gov. Reubin Askew burg and Tampa, the water supply
and the cabinet yesterday, function is vested in the West Coastal
"This will bring an end to the Regional Water Supply Authority.
range war over water and establish a The agreement specifically pro-
standard for other areas," Senate vides that nothing in its terms will
President Louis de La Parte, D-Tam- preclude the cities and counties from
continuing to operate water
production and transmission
facilities: The authority is empo-
The decision to create the wered to utilize all practical
means of obtaining water, to-
authority grew out of many eluding recycling of waste
meetings and much head- water and desalinization as
Scratching following dwvin- wellas taking of surface and
a dling water supplies in the groundwater.
aAAys area and concern over ad- It is specifically authorized
w verse effectsupon some areas to develop regional water sup-
Sfrom which water is being I plies and supply water at
ro wh 1c* taken wtr i wholesale to the cities and
R eiOlOna W ater U it counties in the special district
"AlOlEllU r p which covers all of the ,Hills-
"CE borough-Pinellas-Pasco area.
FORTS are mandatory in
SFrom Page 1 operating budget is set at order to meet the water needs ITS AFFAIRS WILL be
S g$228e960 witpr the largest items ta" of the rapidly urbanizing run by a five-member board
set by the board under a for- 28,960 ith the arrest items areas in a manner which will of directors composed of one
mull tied to the property tax r-ineldig $30,000 for an ngi- provide adequate and depen- representative frqm each
"ro s. leal fees and 00 for the dable supplies of water where county, and the two munici-
"~i legtyIal fees and. $2;5,003 for the neddwtotrslign pate.
No county shall be re- salary exetiv dr neded without resulting in palities.
quired to put up more than te eecl drcc- adverse effects upon the
$200,0()0 a year without its tor. It also includes $20,000 for areas from which the water is Each city and county will
Sconslrinl.t technical liaison in connection withdrawn," the drafters contribute an annual amount
S The authority's 1974-75 with a public referelndutm, of the authority resolution Please See Page 3. Col. 5
i said.


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