local complaints on
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
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-
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.