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[ft-l] Pitcher pumps


              There is a pump at Yates Marsh used to water cows but is
accessible for hikers.

                                                    Doug McCoy
-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Wimmer/NONFS/USDAFS <kwimmer@fs.fed.us>
To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net <ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Cc: jhobson@mpinet.net <jhobson@mpinet.net>
Date: Friday, January 12, 2001 4:51 AM
Subject: [ft-l] Pitcher pumps

>FTA's VP for Trails Joan Hobson and I are very much aware of the need for
>water sources along the trail.  We are researching the regulations for
>installing and maintaining pitcher pumps on public lands.  We are trying to
>determine if they are allowed and what the permit requirements would be.
>It is not as easy as it used to be when you could just drive a pipe into
>the ground and screw on a pitcher pump.  We are investigating what
>procedures have to be followed.  A major constraint may be a requirement
>for monthly water testing.  This is an important issue that we will
>continue to pursue.  If anyone has information about where wells currently
>exist or have experience getting them permitted and installed, please let
>me know.  Thanks.
>Kent L. Wimmer, AICP
>Florida National Scenic Trail Liaison
>Florida Trail Association, Inc.
>(850) 942-9376 (w)
>(850) 942-9305 (fax)
>(850) 386-8442 (h)
>Mailing address:
>USDA Forest Service
>National Forests in Florida
>325 John Knox Rd, F-100
>Tallahassee, FL 32303-4160
>                    LPinker456@aol.com
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>                    ountry.net                      Subject:     [ft-l]
>                    01/11/2001 11:31 AM
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>I might be off base here, but it seems to me that as the money begins to
>in for trail development we really need to consider adding wells and hand
>pumps along many of the trails.  Water is scarce on so many of our trails
>getting harder to find all the time.
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