Title: Head of water agency calls for cooperation
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Title: Head of water agency calls for cooperation
Alternate Title: Newspaper article by Patrick McMahon in St. Petersburg Times, "Head of water agency calls for cooperation."
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Creator: McMahon, Patrick ( Author )
Publication Date: June 12, 1976
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 3, Folder 6C ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 161
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00051825
Volume ID: VID00001
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Head od "waEer agency

cal s for cooperation
By PATRICK McMAHON las' Cypress Creek Wellfield located in Pas-
st. Petersburg Times Staff Writer co County, "as a first step."
CLEARWATER The chairman of "It is my view that if we cannot bring
the area water supply authority has chal- those discussions to a successful conclusion
lenged his fellow board members to make by Sept. 1, 1976, the remaining alternative
the new agency work this summer or dis- may be to tell the Legislature and the gover-
band it. nor, 'We tried and failed,' Rainey said.
The West Coast Regional Water Supply As a first step, Rainey has asked all
Authority was established by the Legisla- elected officials of member governments -
ture in 1974 to quell regional water battles St. Petersburg, Tampa, Hillsborough, Pas-
and supply water wholesale to Pinellas, Pas- co and Pinellas counties to attend aJue
co and Hillsborough counties. 30 public seminar where a two-hour "shirt
But, two years after its formation, the sleeves English" presentation is promised
authority still has no water to sell and has on area water ro bems.
found itself caught up in those regional The authority received an added boost
rivalries. from the recent Legislature. In a state wa-
In a letter to authority board members, ter management reorganization bill, the
Chairman Charles E. Rainey, a Pinellas Legislature gave the authority guaranteed
County commissioner, urges the authority financing. Until now, it has relied on contri-
to get busy this summer and acquire Pinel- butions from members.

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