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Jesus Rodriguez

Certain exemptions from water restrictions OK

New rules exempting golf courses and athletic fields from year-round water limits may seem unfair, but the policy is really not as pro-business as it appears. Most large water users are already conserving water through caps, recyclable waste water and other measures. It's homeowners who are the real water guzzlers, and that's where the South Florida Water Management District's efforts should focus. The proposed rules would make twice-a-week watering restrictions for homeowners permanent. Sure, that may irk some homeowners, but most residents are unaware that golf courses and other businesses already operate under strict limits. While half of the urban supply from Palm Beach...