May 11, 1981
Re: State Water Policy-Rights of Property Owners
Last week the Governing Board directed me to attempt to have the
State Water Policy include a statement about rights of property
Please review the attached proposed wording. Is this consistent
with existing Florida law?
BLAIN & CONE, P. A.
L.M. BLAIN 202 MADISON STREET
THOMAS E. CONE, JR. P. O. BOX 399
RUSSELL M. BLAIN TAMPA, FLORIDA 33601
GARY A. GIBBONS (813) 223-3888
FRED A. McCORMACK May 11, 1981
206 SOUTH MONROE STREET
OF COUNSEL P. O. BOX 10449
GEORGE O. WILSON III TALLAHASSEE. FLORIDA 32301
REPLY TO: Tampa office
J. Edward Curren, Esquire
Assistant Staff Attorney
Southwest Florida Water
5060 U. S. Highway 41, S.
Brooksville, Florida 33512
Re: State Water Policy-Rights of
Please review the attached statement relating to the qualified
rights of property owners and tell me whether or not you feel
this is consistent with existing Florida law.
Si ea ly yours,
0 M, Bla'
In implementing consumptive use permitting programs, the Department
and Districts shall recognize the qualified right of property owners to
use the groundwater under their land for reasonable-beneficial purposes
and shall continually seek to maintain the proper balance between com-