we are using too much water

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why on earth does a water-starved Florida have to waste water on growing sugar cane?
     
  2. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    'Cause the cane industry takes the law makers on wonderful trips and biznuss meals.
     
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    so the Farmer can farm the land so the govt can pay farmers subsidies to be able to compete with the cheap stuff coming out south america...rob peter to pay paul...
     
  4. Wet_Boots

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    methinks the Lykes brothers are firmly attached to the federal teat - and their cattle operations are supposedly doing the Kissimee River a world of hurt.
     
  5. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    ... sugar is heavily subsidized... the land does not rest nor is the crop rotated. It's grown & harvested 365 days a year... the land is loaded with chemical fertilizer & it's run off makes the BS the Lykes herd leave in the Kissimee river look like a pygmy turd in the ocean.

    But I get to pay 4X more for less water than I did 3 years ago and I'm looking foward ro a 9% property tax increase so those fat, bloated, overpaid, lazy, ignorant and incompetent "public servants' can maintain an income that is 130% of comparable private sector not including benefits.

    I need a cup of tea... is anybody having a tea party?
     
  6. jvanvliet

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    PBC is busy running grey water lines from their turd herder facilities; but it costs more than city once you pay them to run the line to your property. Soon enough it'll be mandatory and we'll get slam dunked again even if do irrigate with well water.
     

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