Title: Water Shortage? Only Time Will Tell
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Title: Water Shortage? Only Time Will Tell
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: Tampa Tribune
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Water Shortage? Only Time Will Tell, Feb 20, 1976
General Note: Box 10, Folder 2 ( SF Taxation, ad valorem tax referendum-SWFWMD-1976 - 1976 ), Item 68
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002116
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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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
drought conditions.
'Saltwater intrusion occurred in por-

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was sign and neavy, emana was
placed on available water resources.
Since last October, a water shortage
area has been declared by the district
governing board.
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.

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

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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
utility companies.

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-
vice Co.
The Colonial Hills permits cover two

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