Throwing Another Wrench

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Throwing Another Wrench


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Water management ( jstor )
Water supply ( jstor )
Light water ( jstor )
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North America -- United States of America -- Florida


Throwing Another Wrench, 10/8/1977
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Box 10, Folder 19 ( SF Water Wars - 1975-2000 ), Item 44
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OCT-8 -77

SThrowing another Wrench
Ssting period this one to last a hort-sighted officials botch the game
ISSUE: Obstructi'onist month--withthewellfleld tobeshut, plan.
tactics by the regional water down for one month following the But there's one thing such con-
tactcsy test. trary behavior is bound to accomplish
regutors. First of all, attorney L. M. "Bud- for the public good, sooner or later.
dy" Blaine made the proposal without The water management district, with'
e-ve- -rticulail- d at tthe full district board formally ap- its heavy hand, is inviting the atten-
tNever.partularly adep e proving such an idea. That's a sorry tion of the Legislature. Lawmakers
cutting a reasonable pla, your way for a public agency to do busi- may then force-feed solutions to the
al water regulators may be once agi ness. Since when do hired attorneys water management board, which will
jamming a wrench into a water pump- set the policy? no longer be. able to play manipula-
ing agreement for Pinellas and Pasco -Secondly, we can't understand fion games.
lnt st gffP suthwt whatanother month of testing can ac- In that light, maybe the regulator
SFlorida Water Management Distri ,complish that 18 months couldn't. board's recent actions will help insure
Flonoda Water Management mstnet ----- -- that, in the long ni, your water sup-
involves the Cypress Creek wellfield, It appears the regulators areim that, in the long run, your water sup
the newest water source for the coun- ply reluctant to give up control of the ply won't be endangered.
ty and the city. The wellfield is the wellfield'to a regional water supply Meantime, the district's board
work of the West Coast Regional Wa- agency.t's hard to visualize what the should lay no claim to its attorney's
ter Supply Authority.- g-ulators figure to gain fomthe cavalier suggestion. .
Naturaly, before the first drop delay. Frankly, its action comes .
ever left that wellfield, officials had to across as an il-timed, high-handed
be sure pumping wouldn't cause envi- obstructionist tactic.
ronmental damage. After an 18- That needn't be injected into con-
month test, it appeared the wellfield tinuing negotiations over the pump-
could be used without harm. .- ing and supply of water in the Tampa
But earlier this week, the water' Bay region. Each time problems over
district's attorney suggested another delivery of water approach solution,
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