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  • Dena Gross Leavengood
    From: Hillsborough County News HillsboroughCoNews@hillsboroughcounty.org Subject: Public Hearings Will Address Tampa Bay Water s Consolidated Water Use Permit
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2010
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      Subject: Public Hearings Will Address Tampa Bay Water's Consolidated Water Use Permit Renewal and Regional Operations Plan 3/3

      HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY NEWS

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      March 1, 2010  

       

      Public Hearings Will Address Tampa Bay Water’s Consolidated

      Water Use Permit Renewal and Regional Operations Plan

       

      Hillsborough County Commissioners have scheduled two public hearings on Wednesday

      (March 3) to discuss Tampa Bay Water’s consolidated wellfields water use permit renewal, and the water supplier’s annual report on their Optimized Regional Operations Plan.

       

      The public hearing on the water use permit is at 2 p.m. in the County Commission Boardroom, 2nd floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. The second hearing on the operations plan will immediately follow.

       

      Hillsborough County is one of six local governments which receive drinking water through the regional supply system operated by Tampa Bay Water. After a careful pre-application and review process, County staff is recommending that Commissioners not arbitrate either item they will discuss on Wednesday.

       

      The water use permit from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) for Tampa Bay Water’s 11 Central System wellfields expires Dec. 31. Tampa Bay Water has prepared an application that requests renewal of the permit at the current annual average withdrawal rate of 90 million gallons per day, for a 10-year term.

       

      The second public hearing involves Tampa Bay Water’s annual report on the Optimized Regional Operations Plan. This report, required by SWFWMD, documents and governs operations of the agency’s Central System wellfields.

       

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      THINK AT THE SINK!
      During this ongoing drought, every drop of water counts.
      Learn how you can cut water use at http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/water/conserve
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