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Now, these most stringent standards adopted by the City of Lake Worth are following our special agreement with SFWMD regarding a maximum drawdown limit on our wells, since they are subject to salt-water intrusion due to their location being so far east and close to the Atlantic Ocean. Construction of our Reverse Osmosis water plant was in response to constraints on our supply and water quality issues. I am not sure where all this stands now since our Reverse Osmosis plant is now on-line and whether that changes anything from SFWMD's point of view. However, our resolution still remains in full force and effect.
Given that, the city is doing nothing to enforce these standards and many people water their lawns during the middle of the day on any day of the week. The City is one of the worst offenders. Just today on my bike ride along South Palmway, the sprinklers in the median were running in two places along the landscaped area - on a Saturday, during the middle of the day. It is not my first time seeing these sprinklers working in this location during the middle of day - I would say it was about the fifth time in recent memory.
The public needs clarity on the water standards as mandated by City resolution, the relationship between the SFWMD standards and whether or not our Reverse Osmosis plant makes any difference. If we are indeed only to water one day a week, that standard needs to be enforced - otherwise why have it unless it is to mollify certain commissioners who are doing it for other reasons?
This has been sent to the Mayor, City Commissioners and City Manager.