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||Letter: Water User Fees
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Letter: Water User Fees, Jan 30, 1987, To: Charles Littlejohn From: L M Blain
||Box 10, Folder 17 ( SF Water User Fees - 1987 and 1991 ), Item 6
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
BLAIN & CONE, P A.
L. M. BUDDY BLAIN 202 MADISON STREET
THOMAS E. CONE. JR. TAMPA, FLORIDA 33602
HALLIE S. EVANS (el3) 223-3888
CHARLES G. STEPHENS January 30, 1987 oF COUNSEL
E. CLAYTON YATES
CLAYTON YATS JOHN P CORCORAN, JR.
Mr. Charles B. Littlejohn
402 W. College Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
RE: Water User Fees
Northwest Florida Water Management District will be seeking
legislation this year to authorize it to impose water user fees
based on amounts of groundwater withdrawn for various purposes.
A copy of the proposed bill with an explanation of the rationale
You will note that these user fees would be imposed in lieu of ad
valorem taxes with the maximum revenue not to exceed the revenue
that would be generated by an ad valorem tax assessment of one
User fees to be set by the Governing Board cannot exceed the
For use within the district:
a. public water systems ... 10 cents per 1,000 gallons
b. agricultural water users ... 10 cents per 200,000 gallons
c. commercial/industrial water users ...
10 cents per 25,000 gallons
For use outside the district:
d. for any use ... 50 cents per 1,000 gallons
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You will recall that Northwest Florida Legislators have always
opposed increasing the ad valorem tax cap which currently is
imposed by the constitution for tha$a-rea to 0.05 mills.
cc: Tom Rankin w/o enclosures
Joseph Duda w/o enclosures
Jack Maloy w/o enclosures