Fanning Springs council members said they were feeling a bit like the Suwannee River Water Management District had them over a barrel.
At the July 7 meeting, council discussed a water shortage ordinance required of them by SRWMD.
At the meeting, it was said SRWMD is holding the carrot, grant funding for sewer expansion.
SRWMD claims there will be no more well permits if we don't do this, Superintendent of Operations Doyle Frierson said. "They're holding both cards."