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A CEASEM FtRElor th iWet i Only Ithose intimatelyi. in
SCot' water ;.wan in vod In involved the prdme battle the
place an' action which would trnsfer of Pinellas, St. Peters-
fre he i' We ptCoast Rdglon burg's and Pssco' Interest in the
tJo, tisup tolo.watatEeia Br! supply,
f.. ,rple... ty'-- know the, political,:
S ,I 'l'" h m '" *..f Mbood andattorney sweat drawn.'
e find o l to'a settle- We command the prin pals who, i
SCounty Commisnlon unan i ent bound"ur 1he
Smously decided to drop a lawsuit ounds: ... ,i.y,
against PineUlas County. The lat.'-''
teas Commisson had proposed Authority attorney rulis do
theuid pro quo of halting.the la Parte; Pao water attorney
ivs nutt return for Pinellas agreed ake Var Hdillborough water
me. mnt to transfer its Interest inm attonIy C t 'Broam and
the Cypress Creek wellfleld (sit-(Cout Commissioner Bob
; uted in southern Pasco) to the CurrY; Ploeas County Com- '
water supply authority :.. :.lsloner and :' Authority b
S. Chairman CharlesItgainey;
S* Pasco Coamlassion Chairmad
IT WAS a long time in coms- Mik Olson an Commissioner
i r gh m an t times the end looked and Authority member Curtis
vested up to any particular near- Mayor and Authority member..
hopeless point- The water war .C~ ies Schu and Tampa ol.
began with Pinel and St Pe-'. deal and 'cAtrty uem ,
tersburg on oie sie and Hills-:' Dale Tw iuaii&ea..
borough and Tampa on the ; '^ 5^
other. It enlarged to include / '
Paso as that county both gained .
population and became a new ,
source of water for the Pinellas 6 wSTRUGGLES wil Fctinue,
peninsula. Created to end the among them one brewing on an
squabblin, the. water supply Authority request for legslative
: authority found itself caught in funding to build pipelines to con.
the middle of the political cross nect wellfields. ButF the final.
fire, its effectiveness limited to'chapter of the War over Water
negotiation rather than to sup- : has been written; Its contents
S plying water. sure a reglnal water supply.
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