17-40.04 Water Use
(5) In implementing consumptive use permitting programs,
the department and the districts shall recognize the rights of
property owners to make consumptive uses of water from their land
and the rights of other users to make consumptive uses of water,
as both limited by law, for reasonable beneficial uses in a
manner consistent with the public interest that will not inter-
fere with any presently existing legal use of water.
(6) Nothing in this Chapter shall be deemed toauthorize a
permitted to make consumptive uses of water which cause signifi-
cant adverse impacts on off-site land uses or legal uses of
water, o abridge the right of affected persons to seek redress
or mitigation of "Oh significant adverse impacts, in an appro-
Specific Authority: 373.026, 373.043, 403.805, F.S.
Law Implemented: 373.036, Part II, 373, F.S.
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