Title: Lawmakers Hear Local Complaints On Water Management
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Title: Lawmakers Hear Local Complaints On Water Management
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: St. Petersburg Times Article 7/30/81
General Note: Box 9, Folder 6 ( SF- State Water Policy/Property Rights Issue - 1980-1981 ), Item 45
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00001788
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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Lawmakers hear
local complaints on
water management.
By TIMSMART

BROOKSVILE Awakened to the critical rtate of
Florida's water Sopplies by a spring drought,special leg-
Islative coaUittee heard from homeowners and
bureaucrata Wededao about ways' to improve the
state's marnragt its p reorwe
T imt


Sadd the job
at the ou Sulct C t Water Resource
would be to bel" a tbh cftpeting lterestsof those who
have the water and th who neet it.
"I don't perwmP~l w have water cris," Smith
told The t. Petaotrg T nmes. But he added, "we may
well have ina fewys and tiats what wehawe to be on-
cerned with."
LAWYERS FO. both Pinllas County and the
Southwest Florida Water Manapaent District, known
as Swiftmud, e daist Sa it's attitude that current law
that provide fr five water nnagement districts state-
wide may well be uffient.
"I dI tbeve there any need for additional egisla-
tion," nsil A a awho harnad water is-
SuMSafte a Phieyews,
swtft IeIN Watareree Act hbu enw
ad eveoarthime ad df stil -a i ed tunibu," It
he d the agncy "would be vey much opposed to a
substantial maiication" t the law.
But to homeowners t Claris Ridder, a newcomer
to Florids whopurchased a lakhout hoqe in the Spring
-Hil residential community, theproblief water is more
acute: The ltka he paidestra money to live beside now re-
sembl a draange ditch.
COMMTI'BE MEMB1 E Tom Brown, D-Tyton
Beach said Rder's problem was not for the tu
to so Joad ha t iatldder t .d ck-
er" would buyialakropt home UksIdde~ ad'suggest-
edsalhea raiin woNld i
*Se sio iwnes*w Je Relat .
Haben apa- $ la ef the 1981 legislative o-
si i a re t amto Haben by October.













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