Title: Letter from WCRWSA to Colonel Don A. Wisdom
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Title: Letter from WCRWSA to Colonel Don A. Wisdom
Alternate Title: Letter from WCRWSA to Colonel Don A. Wisdom, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, re presentation on economics of water supply alternatives and suggested solutions with comments suggesting further discussions.
Physical Description: 2p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Sept 8, 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 145
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Colonel Don A. Wisdom September 8, 1976




Finally, I want to explore an approach regarding your report
recommendations. Specifically, I am most ,i^t t in whether
you could "plow virgin ground" by seeking construction funds for
ground water de velopment and malor transmisson mains. I think
T" pen tiTal The Northwest U.S. Water Supply Study
has, I believe, arrived at the conclusion that one of the most
significant local governmental problems involves the acquisition
of sufficient "front-end money" to accomplish the large capital
projects needed. The Federal Government and the Corps could
perform a most useful role here, and I find the trajdtiQ l -j
clusid waa d lpmenLidrati on as a
Federally sponsored program difficult to accept.

I would be interested in pursuing this discussion with you and
your staff. They are to be congratulated for a task well begun.
I am appreciative of the efforts of you and your staff and the
SWFWMD staff for including me in your deliberations.

Sincerely,



Richard J. Hesse
General Manager

RJH:clt
cc: Mr. Joseph W. Landers
Mr. Charles Littlejohn
'Mr. Donald R. Feaster







Vest Coast RE Ional Water St C ly Authority
"",/,, ,Y ARBOR OFFICE CENTER, SUITE 404 1321 U.S. 19 SOUTH, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33516 o 813-531-588

TRICHARD J. HESSE
I rc.^ .-.-, / .* GENERAL MANAGER


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHARLES E. RAINEY, CHAIRMAN
ROBERT CURRY, VICE-CHAIRMAN September 8, 1976
CURTIS L. LAW, TREASURER
DALE TWACHTMANN, MEMBER -
CHARLES E. SCHUH, MEMBER

Colonel Don A. Wisdom
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Post Office Box 4970
Jacksonville, Florida 32201

Dear Don:

I had the opportunity yesterday, at Brooksville, to hear the
presentation by Ed Salem and Mann Davis and your consultants,
Geraghty & Miller, on the WRMS Study. This is the second
time I have heard it and I am favorably impressed with the
material presented. It is reassuring to see the Corps make
a presentation that clarifies the economics of water supply
alternatives and also suggests solutions which would not
normally be carried by the Corps. As you may know, there
have been many unsupported statements made by a variety of
officials as to the best means of meeting our water needs.
Incidently, I am in agreement with the essential conclusion
that ground water development ranks high among the apparent
best solutions to our supply problems.

I want to suggest two areas which I believe re uire additional
investigation and consi der-raL-on. i i first is reuse o waste
wagr. It ihas apparently received relatively little attention
to date. I realize the 208 studies may address this, but I
would like to see the Corps analysis of the re-use option, con-
sidering municipal, industrial and agricultural needs.

Secondly, the Geraghty & Miller presentation emphasizes the
'advarriacn- iF grounldljater development because of "incrementability" .
Although I agree with their general conclusions, I find it dif-
ficult to justify on that basis, as either surface water develop-
ment or major ground water development will require early decisions
on major transmission mains' location and sizing. Storage and
treatment plant decisions should be made early, too. Since these
involve the major part of development costs (as compared to costs
of well fields), the advantage of incrementability turns out to
be doubtful.





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