Monthly Archives: February 2012

Consumer Reports and 1.28 gpf

You have to be a subscriber to Consumer Reports to get the full test results but their latest magazine issue covers water-efficient toilets. Of the eleven toilets of all kinds that made their “Winner’s List,” five are WaterSense certified toilets … Continue reading

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Model Water Code

Modern Florida water law is derived, in large part, from the “Model Water Code” written by law professors Maloney,  Ausness, and Morris. A pre-publication draft of this book was used in the 1972 Legislature as a template for comprehensive statutory … Continue reading

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How dry?

How dry has it been in Florida recently? One look into the numerical data is provided by the Southeast Regional Climate Center. They have an online lookup table for a number of cities in Florida. The last two years in … Continue reading

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A second reason why water management district taxes are unpopular

A second big reason why water management district property taxes are unpopular is because development interests hate being regulated and work hard to persuade all Floridians that the districts are badly managed. They point to particular concerns or problems and … Continue reading

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One reason why water management district taxes are unpopular

Property taxes are always unpopular. That dislike of property taxes is strong in Florida but nonetheless the water management districts rely upon that tax for needed revenues. Recent assaults on district programs are fueled, in large part, by dislike of … Continue reading

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