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A f THE ..PA TRIBUNE, Thursday, February 5, 1976
SAnother Agency Joins List
Of Water PumpersFor Pasco
By JIM DAWKINS OLSON TOLD The Tribune he received a letter from
Tribune Staff Writer Rainey about the authority's desire to enter negotiations con-
cerning the Starkey Wellfield.
S NEW PORT RICHEY The West Coast Regional Water
SSupply Authority has joined the list of would-be suppliers The possibility of the regional authority entering the pie-
seeking customers in west Pasco County. ture now clouds the issue, he said.
By letter, authority chairman Charles Rainey advised the Olson said he would prefer to find out what the regional
Southwest Florida Water Management District and Pasco authority has in mind before continuing the city meetings,
County that the regional authority wants to discuss possible because the regional authority proposal could affect the nego-
Sauthority operation of the Starkey Wellfield east of here. tiations.
SAlthough the wellfield is owned by the water district, the The regional authority includes Pinellas. Pasco and Hills-
i. city of New Port Richey currently operates a city wellfield borough counties plus St. Petersburg and Tampa operating
there under contract with the district, collectively in an attempt to assure a fresh water supply to
THE CITY has a permit to pump up to four million gallons the Tampa Bay area.
a day from Starkey. The water goes to serve city customers The authority's primary interest, so far. has been the joint
S plus outlying subdivisions under contract with the city. operation and development of Cypress Creek Wellfield.
Pasco County is negotiating with the city to obtain water
from the city's well in Starkey or for the county to use city ALTHOUGH A partner in the regional authority. Pasco
treatment facilities to treat county water obtained elsewhere, now is branching out in an attempt to provide water to water-
County Commission Chairman Mike Olson and county short ;reas in southwest Pasco.
"water specialist attorney Jake Varn were scheduled to meet That area has been designated a water shortage area
w ith city council members today. since some wells in that area last year started pumping salt-
SThe meetings were set up at Olson's request, but he yes- water..
Yesterday cancelled the meetings said he would have an an- Pasco officials originally discussed obtaining water from
nouncement today. Cypress Creek. but abandoned that ause of the ex-
pense and the ti ENO
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