Title: Managing Water Supply
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/WL00002338/00001
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Title: Managing Water Supply
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: Bradenton Herold
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Managing Water Supply, 9/13/1993
General Note: Box 10, Folder 14 ( SF-Water Use Caution Areas-SWFWMD - 1993-1994 ), Item 53
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002338
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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..Guest Columnist "
T o my knowledge I am the only Rp. t Mar.
Snonphysician in the Florida Legis- .Ogles of .
lature with a scientific background Eenton'~i.' S
.'.(geology/hydrology). Also, my. leg-, repres '. :lnts
Sislative voting record has given me. tateioun
a top 1 percent -proconse.vatlon .Dlitkrct $I :
voting record. In addition, I have" "
s: ; pent the last two months reading ..;, :
S.every available document'and.hAlmv-. :At cmpllnts tc tri on tw .
.talked .with'.every a bit.Firsthe bellethatthe6ei.s
pert" regarding' the s othMa est laackcfuadnte-untability, o.
Florida' Water ManagemeiiDi- the ptrlcet abii tax people
+ trict.I mention these facts so that a elected repre
S my observations and proposals're sentativ~.oi the.btoar; 8seond,a>
Sgarding the water district are per alckof" c course ay i.in
; ceived .".to c.CmeO. -.. "* democratic government cecks and"
'.f rom,\..p;bala If for'aggrlered4rei4re.
S: perceived to ba from aw 9 i td.lt'c of an at
Sthe hip.: lrrespon ,ible : Q .,o at
'*.s What is. h :atdi illri we need mthe wat
riott? P; { et
SIt is an autonomous government, Water use'
tal entity created in 1961, whoseFlorida, especially southwest
powers were greatly expanded in 'Florida. We W shouldnohave con
S the 1970s. It consists of 11 board i trol of our.waterbel dming d ated'
.' members who aie appointed by the. by any speal terest. Instead, w
governor. The board controls water need lprudenti anage mt of o
.in a 16-county area 'ncudingWater 'reutc e st opre
SManatee County, through estab', serve our ifperty ek
:. lishing policy, using taxing power and economy r; ^nee4j
.and overseeing 748 employees". .'.cannot bWi4 d tro i
:: Why are many people our- ciingw triteailei Ikol(fot.. ,4
t rently talking about the wa- amp;e electing wateiild stri ct"
terdistricte *a n w board.nembers in al'16countny arii
.' Talk centers around two ,nteri. I r O ina tI f
lated subjects. First, the water dia m agent f the publ Wa
Srttlng'iach' gvrini~i'
'( strict's creation of a SouthiernWateri,N;' ett .e a -A chgoern9enl i'ot
i'" Use CtatlUn *Area that'wll potein'Jtye aveole one.i' toi
S' tally impact but area by decr-cass ymten' t w A 1
i.' 'in allowed per-capit water uiseof 'Wer
existhtg residents and lnfUeicing tion fta d propon fohn
,the area's economic future through roving the waterAdlirict?
drastically limiting 'water use for The district neeWd to' .ee.gnisz-
'. agricultural activities and/or .and admit its i4t#and recent mis=:;
Growth and development. The: takes. Past~sta u Inot
S southern Water Use Caution Area fully admittingreisonslblity for

,* sota counties where a 25. percent a problem solely phasing
... reduction in water use a proposed.. Pw as water
Second,'the district seeks Budget of $123 million, a 31 percent nicipal, agriulturaland industrial;'
S tax increase over the $104 millYon .douragengthe impoundment ofI
.1993 budget. ':. .' rainwater (da for potable water
.. What are the fundamental b in: tha Hllsborouh County Fou,
S problems with the wate die:'"'.
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