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Progress Report: Florida Water Policy. Discouraging Competing Applications for Water Permits: Encouraging Cost-Effective Water Development, Report No. 99-06, August 1999
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  • The districts should consider water development costs in planning and permitting for those areas of the state where regional solutions would lead to overall cost savings.
  • To avoid competing applications and maximize the reasonable and beneficial use of water resources, districts should establish preferred uses when it is infeasible to divert those uses to costly alternatives.
  • One or more districts should consider pilot testing a cooperative model for agricultural water users that could discourage competing applications and result in a more efficient allocation and use of water.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 96-82 Review of the Economic Components of State Water Policy, published in April 1997.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Water Resource Management
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Water Management Districts

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 00-04 Progress Report: Wastewater Reuse Reduces Discharges and Provides Alternative Water Supplies, published in August 2000.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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