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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Another water outrage

Published August 5, 2008 - Star-Banner (Opinion)
The latest affront by St. Johns came Friday when a panel for the Florida 5th District Court of Appeal voted 2-1 to overrule the county's challenge of a water district plan to allow water miners to pump 499,000 gallons a day, that's 182 million gallons a year, from a well in Black Sink Prairie, located 1 1/2 miles south of Citra.

There is no way, no way at all, the St. Johns River Water Management District can convince the people of Marion County that allowing profiteers to suck tens of millions of gallons of water from the ground while instituting water conservation orders is sane, sound water policy. They can't, because it isn't.

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