Title: Tentative Water Agreement by representatives of 5 counties
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Title: Tentative Water Agreement by representatives of 5 counties
Alternate Title: Tentative Water Agreement by representatives of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus, and Hernando Counties, cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa , together with other interested persons on Aug. 23, 1973 at SWFWMD Headquarters in Brooksville, Fl.
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 7 ( WELL FIELD HISTORIES ), Item 12
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,- v \^\' c ^.* : .. COUNSEL FOR:
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY BOARD OF COUNT T COMMISSION
COUNTY ATTO RNE Y l ALL ELECTED COUNTY
MCHAELNJ. ATTOBRENE} ? H .T "--'* i l f1 m i ~ JUDICIAL AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
JOHN W. MC WHIRTER, JR. OUNTY LLS BO RO U G H
WILLIAM C. MC LEANJR.
ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY









August 24, 1973


TO: The Board of County Commissioners
FROM: J. Clint Brown, County Attorney

RE: Tentative Water Agreement





On Thursday, August 23rd, 1973, at the Headquarters of SWFWMID,
in Brooksville, Florida, representatives of Hillsborough County,
Pinellas County, Pasco County, Citrus County, Hernando County,
and the City of St. Petersburg, and the City of Tampa, together
with other interested persons, met for the purpose of reaching
an Agreement to solve the current water crisis pending in the
Bay Area.

After much discussion and alternative proposals being set forth
by various parties, including members of the public, a tentative
interim agreement was reached between Hillsborough, Pinellas,
Pasco, St. Petersburg and SWFWMD. Pasco County expressed some
reservations about the Agreement, but were not totally opposed.

The Agreement provides:

(1) SWFWMD would withdraw its opposition to the acquisition of
an easement in the Seaboard Coast Line Railway, between
Eldridge-Wilde and Cypress Creek by Pinellas and St. Petersburg.
(2) Pinellas and St. Petersburg will build a pipeline to Cypress
Creek.
(3) SWFWMD, Pinellas and St. Petersburg will pool their acreage in
the Cypress Creek area which totals 15,000 Acres for the purpose
of constructing a well field up to 45,000,000 mgd. The
45,000,000 mgd cap will be placed by SWFWMD and agreed to by all of
the parties concerned.
(4) Pinellas and St. Petersburg will construct a water pipeline from
Eldridge-Wilde Well Field, North to Starke Well Fi.eld. Starke
Well Field is owned by SWFWMD.











MEMORANDUM
TO: Board of County Commissioners
FROM: J. Clint Brown, County Attorney
RE: Tentative Water Agreement
DATED: August 24, 1973
Page 2



(5) SWFWMD will permit a Well Field producing 10,000,000 mgd
in Starke.
(6) Pinellas and St. Petersburg will construct under permits
issued by SWFWMD, low yield wells along both the Florida
Power Right-of-Way and the Seaboard Coast Line Right-of-Way.
(7) Hillsborough County will be supplied 11,000,000 mgd from
these new sources on demand at production cost.
(8) Eldridge-Wilde Well Field, currently operating at 37,000,000
mgd will be regulated at 22,000,000 mgd.
(9) Cosme-Odessa Well Field currently regulated at 15,000,000 mgd
will be regulated at 12,000,000 mgd.
(10) Section 21 Well Field, currently regulated at 15,000,000 mgd
will be regulated at 10,000,000 mgd.
(11) The new St. Pete-Pasco County Well Field currently unregulated,
but producing from 17 to in excess of 20,000,000 mgd, will be
regulated at 12,000,000 mgd.

(All of these reductions in pumping from the four well fields will
be regulated by the District on the basis of Water Table Levels and
will be justified by and dependent upon hydrological information
developed through the Monitor Well System.)

(12) The parties agree to ask the Legislature to either broaden the
power and authority of SWFWMD, or to create a new Regional
Authority to own and provide the water supply for the District.
Various proposals were offered for the structure of such an
authority or expansion of the authority of the District, but
that question must, of necessity, be left to the Legislature,
itself.

It was expressly agreed tliat the water production facilities, be
conveyed to the new Regional entity, whatever its form may be.

This tentative interim agreement was considered by all of the parti-
cipants to be the first step toward regional control of water supply.

The attorneys for the various agencies were instructed to meet and
reduce the Agreement to writing so that it may be presented to the
respective governing bodies of the local agencies for consideration
and hopefully, approval.












MEMORANDUM
TO: Board of County Commissioners
FROM: J. Clint Brown, County Attorney
RE: Tentative Water Agreement
DATED: August 24, 1973
Page 3




Additionally, the simultaneous construction of these facilities
is a potential first step in the actual physical construction of a
District-wide water supply system.

Although not part of the Agreement, Hillsborough County was informed
by the staff of SWFWMD, that its application for Well Field located
on the Sheldon Road, will be recommended for approval in a modified
form which will produce 8,000,000 mgd.

As quickly as the Agreement is reduced to writing, we shall present
it to the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners.



Respectfully submitted,




J. CLINT BROWN
County Attorney


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