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Abnormally Dry Conditions Prompt Call for More Water Conservation in Palm Coast and Flagler

| March 25, 2017

Because of the new Water Shortage Warning Order, the city reminds citizens of some water restrictions, as well as offer tips for reducing water use during this time of potential prolonged drought.

In Latest Round of County-City Water War, Flagler Now Objects to 25% Surcharge From Palm Coast

| August 6, 2015

The county is giving Palm Coast 30 days to consider reducing or waiving the surcharge while also exploring importing water from Bunnell to serve the county airport, which is surrounded by Palm Coast.

Algal Bloom Observed at the Confluence of Flagler’s Dead Lake and Bull Creek

| June 26, 2015

Algal blooms damage the environment because they replace vital food sources, clog fish gills, prevent sunlight from reaching seagrass and contribute to low oxygen “dead-zones” when they degrade.

Palm Coast Points Finger Back at County Over Airport Water Clash, But Agrees to Executive Summit

| June 16, 2015

Firing back at county criticism, City Manager Jim Landon said the county has always known what to do to resolve a standoff over a water agreement for the airport. But the city and county manager are now likely to meet with the mayor and the county board chairman to resolve the issue.

County Rips Into Palm Coast Government Over Shackled Airport Water Deal

| June 15, 2015

County frustration boiled into outright criticism of Palm Coast’s administration Monday as the city has yet to sign a deal both sides agreed to seven months ago, controlling water service at the county airport.

Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving Time

| March 1, 2015

Watering restrictions during Daylight Saving Time begin March 8 and run through Nov. 1 in 2015. Here’s the landscape irrigation policy for Palm Coast, aligning with the restrictions issued by the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Fracking in South Florida? Environmentalists Steamed Over Texas Company Drilling Near Lake Tafford

| July 5, 2014

The Dan A. Hughes Company used an unapproved method of drilling that had never been used before in Florida to extract oil from a well near Lake Trafford. Florida’s DEP has not been entirely forthcoming.

Water Management District Tax Will Decline Slightly, to About $33 For Average Flagler House

| July 10, 2013

All property owners in Flagler County, including all its cities, pay the St. Johns River Water Management District tax. The district’s $135.5 million proposed budget includes $13 million for 22 reclaimed water and water conservation projects, one of them in Flagler.

How a Stumble Saddled Palm Coast Water Rate Payers With $500,000 in Additional Costs

| October 5, 2012

Overeager to get going on a $2.6 million wellfield project during the boom years, Palm Coast never secured an agreement between a land company and FPL to power the wells. When talks broke down between the companies, Palm Coast decided to pay an extra $500,000 to power the wells with a different contractor, a cost it will pass down to rate-payers, even though the need for the water is non-existent.

Everglades Water Clean-Up: After Rejecting Scott’s Earlier Plan, EPA Approves Revisions

| June 14, 2012

The EPA will allow the state and the South Florida Water Management District to move forward with a historic Everglades plan for the construction of stormwater treatment areas and huge new areas of water storage.

How Slashing Water Management Districts’ Budget 25% Endangers Our Way of Life

| April 16, 2011

Allan Milledge, a former water management district chairman, asks: Do you want to jeopardize protection of our rivers, lakes, springs, and wetlands and the protection of our water supply to save an average less than $20 dollars per household per year?

More Questions Than Answers As Palm Coast Desalination Project Scouts Locations

| March 10, 2011

The public got its first chance to weigh in on Palm Coast’s $200 million seawater desalination project. Opinions were not friendly, and concerns over environmental issues specific.

Water Wars Redux: Homeowners Sue
Palm Coast Over Annexation Bullying

| August 13, 2010

Palm Coast is forcing Palm Coast Plantation property owners to sign annexation agreements in exchange for water and sewer services. The owners say Palm Coast is breaking the law.

Decreasing Rains, Dropping Aquifer: Hydrologic Summary for January-June

| August 1, 2010

Every six months, by Florida law, the state’s water management districts must produce a report on water conditions in the region. Here’s the St. Johns River district report, which includes Flagler County.

Loner Palm Coast Drips Desal to Fraction of Original Plan; Water Costs Would Rise Sharply

| May 26, 2010

The city is reducing its desal ambitions to a sixth the original size, but 1,000 gallons would cost five to six times more than current water.

Flagler Beach Dumps Desalination Group

| May 14, 2010

The Flagler Beach City Commission cited costs and its own ready water supply as reasons to drop out of the Coquina desalination consortium.

Desalination’s Future Brackish as Costs Soar for Palm Coast

| May 12, 2010

Hopes for a desalination plant are down to whether Palm Coast can bear the burden of mounting costs mostly by itself as other governments drop out of the colossally expensive consortium.

In Blow to Palm Coast, St. Johns Latest to Retreat from Desalination

| May 5, 2010

With St. Johns’ role and money minimized, Palm Coast taxpayers must assume a far larger share of the $1.2 billion project.

Bunnell Bails from Billion-$ Desalination Band

| April 29, 2010

Bunnell joins Flagler County, and possibly Flagler Beach soon, in dropping out of the $1 billion project.

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