Title: Summary of Water Supply Issues As Raised by Various Groups - 11/4/96
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Title: Summary of Water Supply Issues As Raised by Various Groups - 11/4/96
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Summary of Water Supply Issues As Raised by Various Groups - 11/4/96 (JDV Box 39)
General Note: Box 29, Folder 5 ( Water Supply Issues Group (File 3 of 3) - 1996 ), Item 9
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HOPPING GREEN SAMS SMITH PAR 904 681 1079


Jamee S. Alves
Brian H. Bibeau
Kathleen L. Blizzard
Elizabeth C. Bowman
Richard S. Brightman
Peter C. Cunningham
Ralph A. DeMoo
Thomas M. DeRose
William H. Green
Wade L. Hopping
Frank E. Matthews
Richard D. Maleon
David L. Powell
William D. Preston
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Oougrae S. Roberts
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November 4, 1996


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Summary of Water Supply Issues
As Raised by Various Groups 11/4/96


Florida Chamber of Commerce issues are:

S Legislature must enact State Water Policy.

S Give the Water Management Districts responsibility to find adequate sources for all
needs.

S "Water subcommittees" of the House and Senate to annually review Water Management
District budgets.

Changing the process of gubernatorial appointments so that they are for staggered terms
and involve people with extensive technical experience in water management issues.

S Increase permit lengths up to 20 years duration.


Dames and Moore (Murali):

* Extend the duration of permits.

* Provide for mandatory "independent scientific peer review" of all factual disputes related
to minimum flows and levels.

* Allow for intrastate transfer of water from one area to the next.

* Promote Aquifer Storage and Recharge (ASR).


NATOP (Rhea Law):

* Retain local government control over growth and development.


Florida Agricultural Coalition:

* Provide protection for existing legal water users.

* Provide a clear delineation of responsibility for water supply.

* Give Water Management Districts affirmative obligation to seek and find sources of
adequate water for all users.


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Standard Sand and Silica Company (Hurst:

- Limit exporting of water from inland areas to coastal areas.

* Encourage the use of alternate water supply sources.

Require the development of local sources first.


FES (Richard Moore)

S Reclassify Reverse Osmoses waste so it is not considered industrial waste or hazardous
waste.

Balance public water supply demands with downstream release demands.


Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA):

Encourage local governments to adopt long-range plans for future public water supplies
with minimum state involvement.

Allow local governments to create effective Regional Water Supply Authorities (RWSA).

S Create a recurring dedicated source of revenues for use by local governments and
RWSAs for planning and development of long-term public water supplies.

Keep the water planning process separate from local comprehensive planning process.

S Provide economic and regulatory incentives to promote feasible alternatives such as
conservation, water reuse, desalinization, and the use of surface water sources.

S Where appropriate, public land such as parks, forests, and recreation areas, should be
made available for multiple uses, including water supply.

S Increase the duration of water use permits.


Florida Association of Realtors (Adams):

S Give Regional Water Supply Authorities primary responsibility for planning public water
supply.


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S In all other respects their recommendations are similar to Homebuilders'
recommendations.


Florida Farm Bureau:

S Protect existing agricultural uses.

S Need cost-effective alternative water sources.

Strongly oppose a consumptive water-use tax.

S One member of the Farm Bureau Coalition wants to create "regional atenuation
facilities" (RAFs) and Water Preserve Areas (WPAs) for the diversion of surplus rainfall
from various drainage basins to storage areas where the water could be treated prior to
discharge from the environmental base flow for estuary and other water supply purposes.


Florida Waterworks Association (Jim Moore):

S Adequate cost recovery on the investment means adequate return on rate base.

S Change the PSC's "used and useful" policy of allowing cost recovery from current
customers for only that part of a facility that would be used by customers within the next
18 months.

S Correct failure of PSC to allow utilities to recover costs associated with being in
environmental compliance unless there has been a formal enforcement order from the
DEP.

S Fix failure of the PSC's reserve capacity policy which is limited to 18 months while the
DEP's reserve capacity outlook is five years or longer.

S Alter the PSC's attitude that not all reuse facilities are considered 100% used and useful.











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