14B-INDEPENDENT PRESS ... Wednesday, April 30, 1975
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B ROOK S V I LLE -- and local governments. that goal is to determine how. their own counties. Punta Gorda 33950; A. D. Lake County, P.O. Drawer
Chairman Derrill S. "It's true to an extent," much water is being with- Alston, Citrus County, Rt. 1, 357, Tavares, 32778; L. C.
McAteer of the SWFWMD sayd Jim Mann, Director of drawn from the ground and Persons calling the Box 6, Citrus County Agric. Cobb,LevyCounty,P.O. Box
Governing Board expressed the District's Water how much is being returned District should contact the Center, Inverness, 32650; C. 218, Bronson 32621; E. W.
concern recently over the. Resources Division, "but we, to the water table or artesian Permits Department at the- E. Hutcheson, DeSoto Rowan, Marion County, P.O.
complexity of the ap- just can't avoid the cor- aquifer. We can then balance Brooksville office (904) 796- County, P.O. Drawer 310, Box 511, Ocala 32670; L. L
required by the District for The District is now con- consumptively used that Haymen, Hardee County, Box248, DadeCity 33525; G.
Consumptive Use Per- sidering revising the form' is, not returned to the ground A list of county agents who P.O. Box 1288, Wauchula M. Whitton, Pinellas County,
mitting of water resources. with an eyetowardmaking it against the amount of have consulted with the 33873; A. D. Dawson, Her- P.O. Box 267, Largo 335'"
He stated that he has heard less complicated, Mann water Nature makes District staff on the form and nando County, 603 W. Broad R. M. Davis, Polk CoL
and personally help the limitations on how simple know how much water is County, 1922 Florida Street, Tampa33602; J. A. Haddox, Bushnell 33513
farmer, grove owner or the form can be made being withdrawn in a county
whoever is having because the regulations on or a basin or a sub-basin, we l -
problems." consumptive use of water must know how much each
Board member S. C. are necessarily complex. major water user in that.
"Bud" Bexley, who just "We must be concerned, area is pumping. And, to
completed filling out his own for instance, with drawdown estimate how much is being
application, said the forms of the water table and the consumptively used, we
are extremely complicated aquifer at the nearess must know how it is being
for the average usei who has property boundary. When a used."
no hydrologic or technical person withdraws so much "We know the form is
background and suggested water from the ground that complicated. We are trying
the staff investigate ways to" he affects the water levels on to make it less complicated.
make it easier to un- his neighbor's property, we But, in the meantime, there
derstand. have to be concerned. And is help available, free of
More than 300 application for us to know where the. cost, for persons who have.
forms for consumptive use nearest property line is, we problems completing the
permits have now been must know the exact location application."
mailed to the public upon of the well." McAteer urged individuals
request, according to the "One of the primary who need assistance to call
Permits Department of the purposes of Consumptive the Water Management
District. Use Regulations is to District and make
Most of the application, prevent a depletion of our arrangements to meet with a
forms have been sent to ground-water resources. The staff member or to contact
grove owners, consultants, only way we can accomplish the Agricultural Agent in