Water resources being rationed!
As nursery producers we are inextricably linked to the availability of water. We are now in a three year drought and in the middle of our driest time of the year. There are many governing boards meeting or have already met to determine where a scarce resource will be portioned out. As we have seen the City of Tampa reduce lawn watering to a handheld hose once a week. The Hillsborough Board will be meeting to discuss what actions they need to take at their April 1st meeting. It starts at 9 a.m. and is in the BOCC board room on the second floor. There will also be the SWFWMD meeting which will discuss tightening their restrictions at the Board meeting Tuesday in Brooksville. That also starts at 9 a.m. It might be useful to be present at these meetings and offer your input than try later to overturn a ruling that adversely affects your operation.