Florida Department of Environmental Protection lifts permitting restrictions

Normalcy appears to have returned to the permitting process for building in south Santa Rosa County after concerns about water capacity brought building to a halt for months.

In April, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) officials feared south Santa Rosa’s demand for water was dangerously close to outpacing the supply. So, they issued a letter to Fairpoint Regional Utility System, Inc. (FRUS) declaring a prohibition on general permits.

General permits do not impact single lot owners paying a tap fee, but larger projects seeking permitting for water usage may run into trouble.

Read the full article in the Oct. 1 issue of the Navarre Press.

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