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Monday, August 04, 2008

We think: Credibility's AWOL at the St. John's River Water Management District

Published August 3, 2008 - Orange Sentinel
In fact, the district's message concerning the Niagara Bottling company's request to draw water from the Floridan aquifer in Groveland is so mucked up it could drain any chance at water conservation for surrounding Lake County.

That's because the district, which issues water permits but also is supposed to protect the watershed, chose to ignore the latter. Staff there is recommending that the district let Niagara gulp almost 500,000 gallons a day for five years from the aquifer -- the same aquifer it warns is so stressed by development that residents must curb their water use.

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