July 1, 1981
SUBJECTS, Water Rights/Land Ownership Bronaon. E.lt -
Storwvater Discharge Aquatic Plints Anal SiMt4 g
The Board of Directors of the Water Users AssooAatian aAet i the
auditorium of the South Florida Water taaMgeiaie Mfta*&et (f l)
0 .at ftabr.l
Association's position on proposed stateaetse relating Water rights
Grafton and iaan tkr legal" t ,and
clear presentation. of why they oppse any statement of this type.
Following a thorough discussion Of the pros an4 wgr p & a
statement, the directors voted unanimously to su rtl the wq rhg
suggested, but not neAcesarily sported, by the f~ Oid Deprt~ne nt
of Environmental Regulation (DfeRY* .is StateienMt would add two
paragraphs to Rule 17-40.04 to read:
(5) In implementing consumptive use peritting programs, the
department and districts shall recognize the rights of property
owners, as limited by law, to withdraw. a ia -ak. consaaptive uses of
groundwater from their land for rebfonabe-bnefmicial ues.
(6) The department and districts shall cantinua l yapt kto main-
tain a balance between coaapeting uars to protect the .rigtaistI at all.
affected persons in a manner conbsitent with thlw'pt&b. t iterests.
TWO and one-half pages of oomments are included in the ~SR pro-
posal. This Association's position is to support paragraph 5$.i,
support or opposition to .paragraph 6, and to oppose ay ia Wiu of
the comments in the state water policy.
We have requested the SFWD to plant us on the Governing BoeGr's
Workshop Agenda on Thursday, July 9th, 1000 A,,. to req4pst ..
board's support of o;r position. X.If t board agrei to our eust
it would'.ten be placed on the agedN for of toi a action at ?
regular board meeting friday morning, Juiy 10th.
We reported in our newsletter of June 15th that .BR Sseret ry
Tschinkel would conduct a workshop on this sAgject Juiy Ith. TtI work-
shop will be held July,7th at DER Itadqifartrbs, tallSlhasne, 10:00 A.M.
The Association's directors unanimously
elected Irlo (Bud) Bronson'fJr., as treasurer
to fill the vacancy created by the move of
.f r traa W r Harvey D 2ahl W ,ada.
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