Fla. Senate OKs Bill To Develop New Water Supplies

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- The Florida Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that seeks to boost the development of alternative water supplies within the state by issuing approval permits that last up to 37 years.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, would allow authorities to issue consumptive use permits that last 30 years to develop alternative water sources like brackish water, but can be extended an additional seven years if project developers meet certain criteria.

S.B. 364 will give developers 30-year permits if they can prove that the...
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