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||Water Shortage? Only Time Will Tell
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Water Shortage? Only Time Will Tell, Feb 20, 1976
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Water Shortage? Only Time Will Tell
_By JIM DAWKINS tions of west Pasco last year when rain District and county officials had been that have not had water problems.
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Tribune Staff Writer
NEW PORT RICHEY The next 120
days will tell whether water shortage
Problems again will plague west Pasco
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District Chairman Derrell McAteer
said the 120-day timetable coincides with
the annual spring dry period when a lack
of rainfall usually occurs.
,McATEER SAID unless significant
rainfall occurs in the next eight to ten
days, residents will begin to notice
'Saltwater intrusion occurred in por-
was sign and neavy, emana was
placed on available water resources.
Since last October, a water shortage
area has been declared by the district
The designation requires utility com-
panites to file monthly reports on the
status of their 'ater supplies and limits
new water uses,
JEFFREY POBLE, a water manage-
ment district hydrogeologist, said
Wednesday tests now are showing a slow-
trend upward in chloride (sale) levels.
So far, only two wells are showing
chloride levels above recommended
amounts, he said. ,
a epii nusg o avo C6 I urnce o *, a
year's water shortage problems by limit-
ing new connections.
Water management officials now are
watching rainfall levels out of concern
the amount of rain over the next three
months will determine how serious a
water shortage exists this year.
UTILITY COMPANY Wednesday
asked the governing board to identify
specific problem areas and to lift the
water shortage designation for the re-
mainder of west Pasco.
Their contention was the designation
and its limitations are restricting the
building industry and also punishing
those -developers and utility companies
ovpycu&ri, *j VyuSI u Y W.I.
McAteer said. "But, now we are entering
the period of the year when stresses
In considering the water shortage
area, the board did approve three con-
sumptive use permits for west Pasco
THE PERMITS restrict pumping to
1975 amounts rather than granting re-
quested additional amounts.
The permits were issued to Hylan
Utility Co., for Colonial Hills phase three
subdivision, and the Colonial Hills Ser-
The Colonial Hills permits cover two