Title: Board take step toward ending water squabble
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Title: Board take step toward ending water squabble
Alternate Title: Newspaper article by David M. Snyder, in St. Petersburg Times, "Board take step toward ending water squabble."
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Creator: Snyder, David M. ( Author )
Publication Date: Dec. 2, 1976
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 6C ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 125
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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ST. PETERSBURG TIMES a THUR,!DAY, DECEMBER 2, 1976

Board takes step tVow a-
ending water squabble
By DAVID M. SNYDER wellfield. A, said that he has begun work
St. Petersburg Times Staff Write it ties water use to' aount of_ with attorneys for PinelIas, St. Pe-
OpObr eomr ngoo-l.or -- e b tersburg and the authority on a spe-
"BROOKSVILLE A regional user. cial rule that primarily would apply
water board Wednesday a reed to p-
St. Petersburg and Pinellas, Derrit l S. Mcteer Swiftmud
t a cout water forced to go outside the county for board chairman Tn ed the idea
Sst to o as e- much of their water, contend that ,rule foP i ie
sZ -0bwater if the rule were strictly applied, o a specialrue for public suppliers
ce ppins ....-.... they would be required to buy or s es trni reS-
"Ichi-pecial rule would replace a lease thousands of acres to get cul are est i5Sc; rev
rule that Pinellas and St. Peters- enough water.
burg officials contend is too restric- The West Coast-te s. Petersbrg ad P inel a s
tive. Agreement could end long- Su 1 ori, create to en havebeen accused of taking so
standing squabbles that have cost water wars -etween Pinellas, Pasco much water from wells in Pasco and
Pinellas resident q tEi Inof and Hillsborough counties, also has HiUsborough that lakes have been
o Carlt r saying it is5toor- sucked dry.
The existing rule is used by the strictive" for public suppliers. M cAteer said he owns a once-
Southwest Florida Water Manage- A legislative watchdog commit- bountiful ranch near St. Peters
meant District (commonly known as tee has found therule illegal and un- burg's Pasco wellfield that now
."won't even gmow cactus" because
Swiftmud) in determining how acceptable. o e go u sb
much water can be pumped from a L. M. Blaine, a Swiftmud attor- of the city's pumping.








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