THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, Wednesday, July 8, 1981 3- B
up Tuesday as rural and urban Interests squared off I ntret want a rule
during a Department of .Environmental Regulation agriCUWral toteresta want a rule *
workshop. requiring water districts to consider t
have asked D AR for a rule that would require the .. ..
as mime r t wird over water rihts bsga n shaping ". riue a r iaeonstodud- i
up st rural and urba reCoty waers n We are going sto ha e
dur' inga Depart.ment o, Ev ,irnal i _on The final decision trests with DER Secretary Vict.
s rued i9 ria Tchinkel who threatened to dr oe sissue if she
A'Ios rowers aont othe waer d em ididnltt more written information from supporters
vv landowner a aMcweI
lhate sl DI or a, rle that woud require the i. le, k p at
sate's five water management districtsto consider a hy tno th" 11119 water-,mpac
andownershi p but only wanted protefactorn detagarminnst losg e sts. "' too serious an issue to be decided on the basis
We the awat tryi to bank water for tureevel- he saidshe has a meeting scheduled in two weeks
A rt for bone-dr enelld Countyt whichhis t .
pmentpshesaid. wtrfo b with Gov. Bob Graham on the proposal and will hold
,wSeveral Paso co otresidents,, e nd- anot-er worksh op in September.n ,
available for future development qA e DER agoind water management districts to n
Wcae to te. ..... :
at the rural interests are seeking ony a r, "recogize thae rightsop ot rwners do ets, as limiteds"-
not a law, but Alen said is is the way you chan by wh they issue consumptve use permts for
laws you get a little bit here and a little bit there." groundwater for "reasonable-beneficial" uspropers
dRep. Chparleson, tleD-Brooksville, who chairs a parsons agreed with Stephen Walker, a South
special legislative comitee on water resources, Ind Forihda Water Manaee nt District. staff, who
ate d the L gislat fure resolve the issue if "h district's rules already prov ide safeguard the :
-' S verl ac Cunemrents e inThe final decision n rests with DE R Secretary Victo-
Mm __, rlda'Sia coc ruled In 1979 .. .. ria Techinkei, who threatened to drop the Issue Hf she
Icn l te di woa n t e water w"ulder P eir rsdidnst h m written formation from sul 'doer
a lablme f osr fTur lahmaee laweorvelent. rof the prolpead eating exactly what ric t o
dsnland own ad ey ween "T laimin ow r andgw' y a whn there eekn o ns, hmpver, si otr
t Smith advocatedd apeen stronger rle, say ing districts loot have the same rules.eded on t h. ,.
wter p ..... of conversation," Tochinkel s aid. t "
"We are not trying to bank water frfuture. dovel-J,.. Shesishehasa 'meeting scheduled in two weeks .:
topment," he said. with Goc Bob Graham on the proposal ad will holdl :. '
1 Several Pasco Comtr residents,; however, indi- Ir moth w p in September.
i td they did want to make sure Water, Would, beV, Persona ad submitted language that' would"re. -:
avamlable for future development. quire D~g and water management districts tw%'
What the rural interests are seeking is only a rule.*' recognizee the rights of property owners/as limited.2,t
not a low, but"Allen odd. "Tis is the way you changtk %.*, by law" when they issue consumptive use permits for
laws -- you ot a little bit here and a little bit theree" oundwater forfor 'easonable-beneficial" uses. ... -
R ep. mhrla s Smith, D.Brooksville, waDCharts a.0, Parson Wieed with Stephen Walker, a South :-
speci alatve committee on water resources, Indi- 1 Florida Water Management District staffer, who "M
cated the Leelature may resolve the isse if.DERco- his district's rules already provide feiht rds the"
Wat t .e rur .ntmr tr oue serkii onl le, t ldowners are seekti. Parsoen, however, ad otUr
S ft: led ap -or n stronger rule, 8" districtdsontbhave thesame ruin.a..,:,.. ,i,