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Sow With Data
"By WALLY DILLON portionment of the water we have and of
"Tribune Staff Writer our needs in the future, McPherson said.
When the study is completed, hopful-
NEW PORT RICHEY Only two of ly within two weeks the information also
12 water utilities in the city's water and will be forwarded to the West Coast
sewer service district have replied to Regional Water Authority, the attorney
requests for information mailed last said.
week. City Atty. Jack McPherson said
yesterday. "WE RECOGNIZE that the southwest
McPherson is attempting to compile water district must have theper ve
statistics on present and projected water oI the enti district and what we jo
needs in the city's service area for even- should be consistent with what the con-
tual presentation to the Southwest Flori- tem McPherson said.
da Water Management District Board as -
part of a comprehensive plan for water "Everyone will be much better off if
usage for the next 30 years. we approach the water district with a
A tentative meeting of the city's plan, instead of on a one-by-one basis."
water committee has been scheduled he said.
May 10 at 7 p.m. to collate and discuss McPherson won an argument on that
the findings of the questionnaire, point last week when, during a city coun-
~- cil meeting, he successfully argued that
INFORMATION requested from the the application of one utility owner for
12 -tilities includes the gallonage of water should be delayed until th compre-
watfr used now, projectedneeds in the hensive plan is ready for presentation to
future, and if the utility intends to re- the water district board.
quest water from New Port Richey, The city's water committee consists of
McPherson said. McPherson,City Manager Jack Theurer,
".Vhen we in the water committee get City Councilman William Maytum, Pub-
all fi.jnformation together we will be lic Works Director Nelson Vogel and City
able to have some idea of the peoper ap- Engineer Ed Govern.