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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Some in Lake County ask: Would new water rules go too far?

Published July 5, 2008
But a St. Johns River Water Management District proposal to limit watering to once a week from November through March and no more than three-fourths of an inch each time leaves Laratta and other Lake County residents puzzled.

"Is it enforceable? Because if it's not enforceable, why add more rules," Laratta said. "You're trying to regulate conservation with difficult rules."

Some in the audience asked why the St. Johns is putting in stricter rules at a time when it's also considering a request by Niagara Bottling LLC to suck 177 million gallons of fresh water out of the ground from Lake County every year to package it and sell it.

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