Cape stiffens water rules

Low levels endanger 4,000 wells, firefighting

Is there trouble in paradise? There certainly is if the Cape runs out of water. With water levels in a major aquifer and Cape Coral's canal system dropping to dangerously low levels, city officials voted Monday to limit yard irrigation.

If water levels drop another 10 to 15 feet in the most critical area, the South Florida Water Management District could cut off well permits, which would stop construction. This area in SW Cape Coral with 4,000 homes is west of Santa Barbara Boulevard and between Mohawk Parkway and Pine Island Road.

Cape stiffens water rules [News-Press]

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