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||Pinellas, St Petersburg Have Obstructed Water Sharing Efforts, Official Charges
||St Petersburg Times
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Pinellas, St Petersburg Have Obstructed Water Sharing Efforts, Official Charges, 10/2/1977
||Box 10, Folder 19 ( SF Water Wars - 1975-2000 ), Item 42
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
2 ST. PETERSBURG TIMES SUN Y, OCTOBR 2. 1977
Pinellas, St. Petersburg
have obstructed water-sharing
efforts, official charges
By DAVIDT M SNYDER pendet aWii. It
g ru1sme dWashlWhases wam
- CLEARWATER Pinelas Cmounty i---. .
and the cit of St. Pete.sbhurg have resite thesP and St. Peter
and obstructed regional water sharing udaoavemaority rlof thean-
efforts perm,-, the utggtrhgstytwhicbbalsbidl asmeietbor-
houA. oug and the ity of Tmps, aB of which
charged v at times opoed Plelas' efforts to
Smailed kto _. find water for its diem..
' leBgtoaan auRri -iy Hes, however, says the authority is
J. "Doc" Hesse nted dominated by Pneas County interests,
(the rti our chaman (Pinllas Comin-
S-mis-s Cer L tai.Rny)..-
On Itn was i"sF ibo reportedly forced
ply eveop Hese to t his rigna in Auguust.m
SThe regional authority was created bOy- Friday was Hese's last don thjob.
the Legislature in 1974 to supply water to.
Pinella, Paco and Hibomrough counties RA COULD not bereae for
Te authority was to defuse regional anger m O .
that flared when Pinellas and St. Peters-
- burg, with no rivers and little subterranean
water of their own, mped areamnte
of water from nehborincountie :.
HESSE SAID that instead of t-
ing reiona water baring, .6 has
proc ed dependently ih the develop.
meant of a wellflld at the Cros Bar Ranch
in north-central Pc even though a pro-
posed contract for transfer of the wild
to the authority was approved and foad-
Last month, Pinellas awarded a con-
tract for well construction at the ranch, g. -
oring the proposed transfer agreement h
said. P. -
St. Petersburg has taken similar inde-
"i contributed to the aWtofriy l-
re to obtain a federal Ipnt to build a wa-
ter pipeline to the are. A privately-owned
firm, which buys water from Pinellas, now
supplies the area at a much greater cost to
resident, he said.
Hes also said Pinells and St. Pete-
burg hav made "no detectabe progre".
toward relinquishing their existing
welfields in North Pinellas Hilsborough
and Paso counties to authority manage-
met, eventhough this as ta he"fundamen-
tal objective of the authority."