October 8, 1974 :
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Mr. Charles M. Sanders ; '
Our Board has asked our staff to work with your staff in furnishing
all information that we have which may be helpful to you in making
a decision. In addition, we would appreciate if you would advise
us of your staff's recommendations and the date the Regional Water
Supply Authority agreement will be presented to the Governor and
Cabinet for their approval.
Derrill S. McAteer
Cabinet for their approval. '. "
Derrill S. McAteer .|A
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October 8, 1974 A. FLBTOHER DYOES ARIIMI H. SMrIT, JR.
.J. MICHAEL FORD RICHARD N. STBIr
ARTH'IIUR 8. OIIIBONS THIODORB 0. TAUB
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JOHN A. BUTTON, JR. JACQUELINE B. WHATLET
PHILIP R. LAZZARA ROBERT V. WILLIAMS
IN REPLY R03ER TOt
Mr. Charles M. Sanders
Division of Interior Resources
Department of Natural Resources
202 Blount Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
I wish to thank you for sending me a copy of your Letter. of
September 23, 1974 to Jake Varn, concerning the agreement to
form a Regional Water Supply Authority.
The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management
District wishes to cooperate in every way with the Department
of Natural Resources and the proposed Regional Water Supply
Authority to help solve the problem of domestic water supply
in the Tampa Bay area. We agree with your letter of September
23rd that the proposed agreement should recognize our Board's
regulatory responsibility and authority and the final authority
of the Department of Natural Resources in the regulation and
conservation of the water resources.
We believe that the Legislation clearly defines each entity's
duties and responsibilities and that cooperation and ability
to get the job done could best begin by setting this forth as
a principal basis of operation.
As to the territory, we believe that including all of the three
counties is more of a political grouping than a grouping based
upon the requirements of the law. Actually, we believe that
parts of Hillsborough County and Pasco County will be more prop-
erly included in other regional water supply authorities; for
example, it might be better to group eastern Hillsborough County
with Lakeland, Bartow and the phosphate areas of Polk County.
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