Title: Shotgun Wedding for Water Sharers
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/WL00002450/00001
 Material Information
Title: Shotgun Wedding for Water Sharers
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: St Petersburg Times
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Shotgun Wedding for Water Sharers, 1/27/1977
General Note: Box 10, Folder 19 ( SF Water Wars - 1975-2000 ), Item 26
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002450
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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Shotgun wedding

for water sharers
St. PetrabrLw Tim Stff Wrier
LAND O'LAKES The two sides in an inter-county
water dispute remained deadlocked Wednesday on the
final link in the transfer of a wellfield in Pasco County to a
regional supply authority.
The dispute between Pinellas County and St. Peters-
burg and Pasco County over the terms for transfer of
Pasco's interest in the Cypress Creek wellfield marred
ceremonies marking the West Cost Rainnal W*.,r, -
ply Authority takeover o the welfield's operations. -
Sume of your might think that this dedication is a little
early, and it is," said Charles Rainey, authority chairman
and a Pinellas County commissioner.
SThe authority assumed operational control of the well-
field by virtue ofcontracts with St. Petersburg and Pinellas
County, major developers of the facility.
Pasco played a minor role in the wellfield development,
but "without Pasco, there is no regionall" supply authori-
ty, Rainey said.
St. Petersburg and Pinellas officials are unhappy with
some of the terms that Pasco has included in contract giv-
ing its interest in the welifield to the authority. When it be-.
came apparent that the dispute would not be resolved
Wednesday, the authority board delayed consideration of
Pasco's contract until next month hoping that a compro-
Smise will be reached.
Meanwhile, State Sen. Guy Spicola, D-Tampa, the
chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee who
attended the wellfield dedication, warned that "the legisla-
ture would be duty bound to do something" if St: Peters-
burg, Pinellas and Pasco cannot reach an agreement on the
S wellfield transfer.
If local efforts fail, the Legislature could mandate re-
gional control of the wellfield, Spicola said.

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