Golf Course May Get Water Permit During Drought

As the region faces a drought and local residents are forced to comply with water-saving regulations, the South Florida Water Management District will reconsider approving a new golf course that will use up to a million gallons of water per day.

The permit would give "golf course permission to use up to a million gallons of water a day and up to 209 million gallons a year for irrigation."

"McCarty and the board has been under fire for the permit since it was issued March 15, at the same time the district was considering drought restrictions across its 16-county area."

"Even today, the board is considering a vote to tighten water restrictions to so-called Phase II level, requiring most homeowners to water their lawns only twice a week, down from the three times a week allowed under the current Phase I restrictions."

"The South County Regional Park golf course is already under construction just north of the Everglades."

Full Story: Water district votes to reconsider permit for new golf course

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