Mandatory Water Restrictions
The rain from beryl wasn't enough to end the drought and now the suwannee river water management district is enforcing more stringent mandatory water restrictions.
The water restrictions apply to residents, farmers and businesses.
For farmers, the good news is that the district says they will install GPS trackers for the farmers so they don't have to pay for it themselves.
One farmer, Alton Straughton has been recording his water usage for years and says he is thankful for the new restrictions.
"The more and more people requesting more water at a higher rate than there's ever been, their going to have to reach a decision in the near future."
The restrictions go into effect on June 13th and are slated to last until september 30th.
They will be lifted if our area receives an adequate amount of rain.
The district met to decide what the penalties will be if the restrictions are violated.
1. Click here for the Suwannee River Water Management District FAQ's
2. Click here to see the restrictions
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