PROTECT OUR WATER: Join us June 28th! We need you!

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PROTECT OUR WATER: Join us June 28th! We need you!

                               ******* CALL T0 ACTION*******

 

As you know, Protect our Water has been working to prevent approval of a permit to withdraw almost a half million gallons of water a day, for the next 20 years, from the upper Floridan Aquifer.  The purpose of the permit request is to drill a well, pump the water, and then sell the water back to the public.

 

We were notified on June 8th 2016, after the fact, that Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) approved this permit request.

 

Because the location of the proposed pumping station is in Sumter County (approximately 7 miles from The Villages), the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners and various County offices, also have a role to play.  New zoning requests as well as building permits will be presented to the county for approval.  They can vote to deny these permits.

 

Many of you have submitted letters to SWFWMD stating your concerns, have signed petitions, attended meetings to learn more about the implications of the permit and indicated your desire to become more involved.

NOW IS THE TIME!

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL MEET JUNE 28TH, 5:00 PM AT COLONY COTTAGE RECREATION CENTER.

ATTENDEES WILL BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ABOUT THIS ISSUE DURING THE COMMENT PHASE OF THE MEETING.  

 

Please join us there.  Come early to assure seating.  If you would like to speak briefly, say for about 2 minutes, bring a copy of your comments to give to the press, who will be in attendance.  But it certainly isn’t necessary that you speak. Your presence will be your voice.  Either way, it’s important we continue to make our opposition known.

                  
Questions?  Email ProtectOurWaterFlorida@gmail.com or visit http://koller2016.com/protect-our-water . See you June 28th!


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