This is the same District whose board of directors did not consider nearly twenty thousand letters from the public as a factor of “public interest” while unanimously approving a pumping permit for Seven Springs Water Company. The same District whose board of directors has members who have no idea what is causing pollution in the Suwannee River — who think the springs are healthy because they are flowing –who think they are great stewards of the environment just because they grow trees or cattle — who never question any issue beyond what their attorney suggests and who spend no time researching an important issue whose fate their vote decides.
Bruce Ritchie of Politico has given the details of this tragic scene in a recent article, which also mentions the Nestle water permit and OSFR. We are unable to re-post the article but can offer the public link here.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
– A river is like a life: once taken,
it cannot be brought back © Jim Tatum