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Shipping water south not a good idea

By The Staff

To the editor:

Water within the Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County areas has been a “Hot Topic” for some time. I believe most of the citizens in this area have concerns about keeping our natural resource, water, in our area.

Currently there is HB 1111 and SB 2424 before our legislators dealing with water supplies. These bills, basically word for word, are 108 pages long, and available on the World Wide Web. Verbiage on page 6, (4) reads: “In establishing the policy outlined in subsection (3), the Legislature realizes that, under certain circumstances, the need to transport water from distant sources maybe necessary for environmental, technical, or economic reasons.”

This statement in my opinion, kicks the door open that could send our natural resources, water, SOUTH. Throughout this legislation, “protectionism” is documented, but the paragraph above seems very detrimental to our cause. (Political)

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