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Monday, August 11, 2008

Niagara Bottling isn't the real water worry -- but development is

Published August 10, 2008 - Orange Sentinel (Commentary)
One of Niagara's greatest foes is the city of Groveland, an annexation-crazed town with 7,000 lots waiting for houses. It now uses 1.6 million gallons of water a day but is asking the St. Johns River Water Management District to almost quadruple that amount in the next 20 years.

And people are worried about Niagara?

The comparatively small amount of water Niagara would use -- 484,000 gallons a day -- is much less than that used by Cutrale Citrus Juices over in Leesburg and the Cherry Lake Tree Farm in Groveland. It wouldn't even be enough for some 36-hole golf resorts.

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