water supply

Protect our water supply

Protect our water supply

Water is the only resource we cannot live without. History documents that many people, given adequate access to water, have survived for more than a month with no food. Mahatma Gandhi famously completed a 21-day hunger strike, but other hunger strikers went as long as 74 days without eating, according to Scientific American. Try to […]

‘Rain harvesting’ nurtures gardens, aids conservation

‘Rain harvesting’ nurtures gardens, aids conservation

With concerns mounting about water supply throughout the state, the Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is partnering with the Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Extension Office to promote citizen protection of local water. FBA presented the extension office with a grant for $12,000 July 26 to implement new Green Infrastructure/Water Tours and Rain Barrel Workshops. Read the […]

Wastewater pact with Eglin on distant horizon

Wastewater pact with Eglin on distant horizon

Holley-Navarre Water System officials have reassured Williams Creek residents that the utility’s plan to treat wastewater near their homes is temporary. However,  an alternative proposal to pipe the effluent to Eglin Air Force Base is years from reality. There are numerous complications and potential snags that weren’t discussed at the County Commission’s special meeting last […]