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Old 03-08-2020, 02:30 PM
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Zephyr Hills is in Pasco, County.
The Sumter County pumping is located down by Sumterville. This is explained in the cited articles. I am not sure what the geographic location of Zephyrhills has to do with it.

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Old 03-09-2020, 07:33 PM
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To refresh people's recollection: Our Sumter County Commissioners refused to oppose pumping of our aquifer for commercial water bottling-- thereby increasing our risk of both sinkholes and water shortages. This happened just a few years ago and, naturally, got virtually no coverage in The Daily Sun. Newcomers can read about it by doing a search in the on-line newspaper for: SWR Properties.

That's a pretty crazy thing to do.
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:47 PM
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That's a pretty crazy thing to do.
Indeed. You have to wonder what motivated the Sumter County Commissioners not to vigorously oppose the pumping of the aquifer for commercial bottling, especially in light of the massive expansion of The Villages-- thereby increasing the risk of sinkholes due to the pumping.

In addition, that massive expansion will probably double our need for water right here in Sumter County, leading to the risk of possible water shortages-- as well as increasing the risk of sinkholes due to development itself. With respect to a possible water shortage, all but the newbies will recall that we had water rationing here just a couple of years ago.

For an article about The Villages being in Sinkhole alley and the connection between development, aquifer pumping, and sinkholes, see: The Science Behind Florida’s Sinkhole Epidemic
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