SWFWMD Correspondence and Routing

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SWFWMD Correspondence and Routing


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City of Panama City ( local )
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North America -- United States of America -- Florida


SWFWMD Correspondence and Routing, March 30, 1976
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Box 10, Folder 2 ( SF Taxation, ad valorem tax referendum-SWFWMD-1976 - 1976 ), Item 11
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Executive Director By _
Director I.C. _E_
Director M. & A._
Director Ops.
Director WRD&R ____
Attorney .
Dir. Admin. Services
Dir. Employee Rel.
Dir. Field Operations
Dir. Finance
Dir. Planning_
Dir. Real Estate
Dir. Regulatory k
Dir. Resource Development -*
Exec. Asst.
Public Info.Off.,
M. Gibbons _
L. M. Blain
Chairman, Gov. Bd. __
District Board
Basin Boards

Director I. C.
- .----- Dire- ctor M. & A.
Director Ops.
Director WRD&R______
Dir. Admin. Services
Dir. Employee Rel.
Dir. Field Operations
Di*. Finance
Dir. Planning
Dir. Real Estate
Dir. Regulatory_
Dir. Resource Development
Exec. Asst.
Public Info. Off.
S Other


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P..s Office ODi, 1519 0 PHONE 1/2944-102 WINTER HAVEM. FLORIDA 33180



The next quarterly General Membership and Board of Directors meeting will be held
on April 23 & 24 at the Gainesville Hilton. Newly appointed program chairman,
Horace Sutcliffe is currently lining up a program for our Saturday morning session
that will be of great interest to all members. In next month's newsletter we will
have complete information on our meeting agenda. In the meantime, te urge you to
mark your calender now for this first quarterly meeting. Hotel reservations may be
ide by calling the Gainesville Hilton direct at (904) 377-4000. Be sure to state
that your stay is in conjun ctio with the Florida Water Well Association meeting
for the special room rates of $18 single and $26 double.


Despite opposition from the Florida Water Well Association, Florida Audibon Society,
Florida Citrus Mutual and other concerned groups and individuals, Florida voters
barely approved the passage of an amendment on the March 9th. ballot to allow and
set ad valorem tax rates for the state water management districts. Our association
fully supports the establishment of regional water management districts throughout
the state, however, we would still like to see the requirement of an Advisory Board
composed of citizens, ground water industry representatives, geologists, hydrologists
and environmentalists at each district level to provide policy guidance and recommend-
ations to the governing boards as an alternative source of technical and outside input
rather than each district relying solely on internal staff for policy-making decisions.

Now that the aendment has received voter apprEal, it is up to the legislature to
see that the matter is implemented. Thi is where every member can help see that some
controls are put -on the taxes collected by writing their state senators and represent-
atives urging them that an Advisory Board be instrumental and mandatory on each dis-
trict level.


All members who have paid their 1976 dues will find enclosed with this newsletter
their membership card, certificate and 1976 decal sticker. We have just completed
adding the new corporate membership listings to our mailing list since every corporate
membership is now entitled to up to three separate memberships. The new corporate
member will find enclosed with their membership credentials a full decal and two
shoulder patches. All others members received these items last year.

The fifth and final request for payment of dues was sent our last week to any member
who had not yet paid their dues and in accordance with our usual policy, we will sus-
pend all membership privileges including the removing from our mailing list any de-
liquent memberships. If we have not enclosed your 1976 membership material with this
newsletter, chances are you have not paid your dues and should do so immediately.


The Florida Water Well Association Scholarship mud established nearly a year ago,
has set idle since it's formation. However, wa are now pleased to announce that
during the last month we have received two applications for the scholarship monies.
The objective and requirement of this special fund is to promote and financially
assist any qualified candidate in his or her academic studies in the ground water
industry at an accredited college. The applications have been forwarded to the
scholarship committee and the awarding of scholarships is likely at our April meeting.


We have recently received a letter and resume fom an individual who is interested
in obtaining a position ap a well driller here in Florida. He currently resides in
New York and will be in Florid4 and available for interview for a few weeks. If you
are interested, please contast: Charles A. qIef', ;/o Gloeggler, 3625 Garden Drive
South, Gardens of Beacon Square, New Port. BgL eyt Fla. 33552 or phone (813)842-5961.


No The following articles pertain to news recent developments from the State
Department of Environmental Regulation and the state's six water management districts.

The Bureau of Water Resources Management has been charged with the task of inventory-
ing all of the state's water resources. Approximately 80% of all work has been com-
pleted (average) and finalization of this material is expected by this June. The
development of a Water Use Plan by each district is progressing towards a completion
date of 1978.


The Northwest Florida Water Management District is planning a grouting demonstration
and display of grouting equipment for small single' drilling on April 30th. at Brown
Well Company in Panama City. All Well drillers are invited to attend and participate
with fellow'drillers in this excersize. The program will get underway at 10:00 a.m.
(Central Standard Time)

Recently the NWFWMD formed a driller's advisory committee and the following individuals
were selected to serve: Mr. Alan Symons (Chairman) of Layne Central in Pensacola,
Mr. James Thomason of Thomason Well Drilling in Fort Walton Beach, Mr. Lamar Rowe of
iowe Well Drilling Co. in Tallahassee, Mr. R. L. 'CEachin of Modern Water, Inc. in
Panama City, Mr. Willis Brown of Brown Well Co., Inc., in Panama City and Doc Faison
of Doc Faison Well Drillig in Bonifay.


The Suwannee River Water Management District Division of Regulations began actively
permitting water wells, within the district boundaries January 1, 1976. All well
drillers licensed by the State of Florida and operating within the SRWMD have been
briefed on the application process, a'd have been given an opportunity to offer
comments through a well drillers' advisory board established by the district in
early 1975. Permit applications may be submitted by mAil or in person by either
the well contractor or his client, Although both names must appear on the application.
A fee of $10 f6:oreils under six inches, $20 for wells from six inches to ten inches,
and $30 for wells over ten inches must accompany the application. During the first
week of January, the Division of Regulations processed approximately 25 well permit

Last month SWFWMD revised the driller's advisory committee and selected the following
individuals to serve on-this committee: Burl Dunlap, Clayton Davis, Fred Mixon,
SRoy WLlt. Jr.. J.C. Cannon.
The first Regional Observation and Monitor Program (ROMP) well drilled with SWFWMD's
rown ig Was completed January 13th. at Sun City Center. The well is cased to 200 feet
and has a total depth of 562 feat. Samples and geophysical logs were obtained and the
SU.S.G.E. will soon. install a recorder. This well will be used to monitor water levels
in a major production zone of South Hillsborough County. During the week of January 5,
the tenth well of the initial 10 wells contract between the district and Mixon Founda-
timo & Drilling Inc. was plugged, thus completing the plugging of the first ten free-
flowing wells in Charlotte County. The results are being studied and staff effort is
being made toward program improvement.

The Environmental Jorgsanization Act pf 1975 requires that the DER offices be located
with the various water management district offices whenever possible, so recently 26
DER personnel moved from Ft. Lauderdale to the FCD office in West Palm Beach. The
move was designed to make the permitting process more efficient for those applying
Sfor peftits. Technical personnel from both the DER and FCD have gotten together on
an information basis to exchange information and to. help move permits, which must be
reviewed by both agencies, through the proper channels quickly. The West Palm Beach
DER office is the headquarters office for the Central and Southern District with sub-
district offices in Ft. Myers, and Winter Haven and a field office in Punta Gorda,
Ft. Pierce and Marathon Shores.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Ground Water Section is in the first
phase of data analysisconcerning the Tri-County Agricultural Study. A correlation
procedure of the water levels and water quality data collected curing the seasonal
high and low in the aquifer at both farming and non-farming areas was started. Also,
electrical meter number and account niMbers are being matched for the water use phase
of the project. Negotiations have been completed with USGS to train two persons from
the field station to;inVentory and schedule wells. This will give the district the
capacity in the future" to continue scheduling Vells with district personnel in the
Upper Basin.

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