Title: Cover Sheet and The Water Use Fee Applied to Agriculture in Florida: Technical Aspects
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Title: Cover Sheet and The Water Use Fee Applied to Agriculture in Florida: Technical Aspects
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Language: English
Publisher: Missimer and Associates, Inc
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: The Watter Use Fee Applied to Agriculture in Florida: Technical Aspects, Aug 9 ,1991
General Note: Box 10, Folder 17 ( SF Water User Fees - 1987 and 1991 ), Item 2
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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THE WATER USE FEE APPLIED TO
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PROPOSAL

On December 1, 1989, the final report of the Governor's water Reource
Commission was published, Recommendation #18 ofthis report Involved a method
of funding water resource solutions that would have a serious impact on -orida
agriculture. The text of this recommendation Is;

"Collect a fee from al users based on water used, Credits shall be given for gqulfer
recharge, use of reclaimed water, reverse osmosis, desalination, or other alte native
technologies. Funds shall be accrued in a Water Resource Trust Fund to bb used
for the following purposes:

Alternative sources development (reverse osmosis, reclamation,
conservation, etc.) within critical water supply problem areas.

Promotion of area-wide water supply authorities and reuse systems
through planning studies, start-up funding, or low Interest rate loans.

Resource protection activities, such as well head protection and
recharge area protection. Priority for funding should be given first to
resource protection activities In "donor" water supply areas and
second to the recipient critical water supply problem areas.

Water quality testing mandated for public water supply systems.

Infrastructure Improvement or regionalization.

incentives for conservation by all users."

This recommendation contained no exemption for agricultural water use aid no
specific benefit to agriculture In return.

The purpose of this proposal Is to develop a series of recommendations and a
program for the Florida Land Council In order to evaluate the current impact of
agricultural water use and the effects of a "water taxW on agricultural operations. We
will assist the Florida Land Council In the development of a position paper ba ad on
a sound technical assessment of the Issues and on an economic analysis. A series
of technical issues will be addressed, some of which are listed on the folli ng.
page.

Upon development of a position statement, we will provide testimony as required
before various governmental bodies, both appointed and elected. Meetings with the
council and Individual members will be held as requested. A program will be
developed for research Into issues, which are found to have a deficient data base.
This program would be coordinated with the Florida Department of Agriculture and
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TECHNICAL ISSUES REQUIRING INVESTIGATION


1. How much water does agriculture use consumptively?
how does this quantity compare to the natural water consumption of native
landscape?
how does this compare to overall consumptive water use by industry and
municipalities?
what are the problems of measuring grss pumpage?
2. What percentage of total agricultural pumpage is actually consumed?
how muoh water is returned to the aquifer system?
-why is agricultural water use permitted on a "grea pumpage" basis rather
than on a true consumption basis?
3. What benefits does agricultural water management provide to overall
groundwater management?

seasonal retention and management of surface water
enhanced recharge (?)
other benefits
4. What are the actual costs of permitting, developing, and operating agricultural
water systems?
w what are the permitting costs?
what are the infrastructure construction costs?
what are the operating costs?
cost per 1000 gallons for pumping
breakdown of costs for different crops

5. What is agriculture currently doing with regard to water conservation?

replacement of inefficient irrigation systems
Irrigation research
research on aquifer storage and recovery
recharge enhancement
6. What effects would the water use tax have on the economics of agriculture?

economics of water production
economics of crop production cost (assist In this effort)
economics of competition (assist In this effort)


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COSTS

The Initial phase of this work effort will be limited to $10,000. It will be based on
time and materials charges according to the attached schedule,


This agreement authorizes Missimer & Associates, Inc. to provide hydrologlo
consulting services as described In the letter and proposal originally dated August
9, 1991. Billings wll be made on a progress basis or upon completion of the.
project, whichever comes first. Payment Is to be made within 30 days of the invoice
date and late invoices may be charged at a rate of 1-1/2% per month beyond 30
days. In the event t. becomes necessary to retain attorneys to collect any amounts
owed under this contract, then Mlsslmer & Associates, Inc., shall be entitled to all
costs plus a reasonable attorney's fee.


This authorization constitutes a legal contract under the laws of the State of Florida
The undersigned parties have reviewed this document and agree to the scope of
services to be provided and all terms of the contract.






Misslmer & Associates, Inc. Date



Thomas M. MIssimer, P.O.
Vice Chairman
Professional Geologlllst #144

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Charles B. Uttlejohn
Executive Director
Florida Land Council


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