Letters to the Editor

Lakewood Ranch should adopt FPL’s usage strategy

Lakewood Ranch supervisors are asking residents to cut back on their lawn watering, especially during the rainy season. Shown above are supervisors during the Inter-District Authority meeting on Tuesday, from left: Henry Hofeler, Alan Roth, Glenda Robertson, Nancy Johnson, chairman Tom Green, executive director Anne Ross and attorney Scott Rudacille.
Lakewood Ranch supervisors are asking residents to cut back on their lawn watering, especially during the rainy season. Shown above are supervisors during the Inter-District Authority meeting on Tuesday, from left: Henry Hofeler, Alan Roth, Glenda Robertson, Nancy Johnson, chairman Tom Green, executive director Anne Ross and attorney Scott Rudacille. jajones1@bradenton.com

After reading the Herald’s article on the record water usage in Lakewood Ranch, I would suggest doing what Florida Power and Light does on a volunteer basis with customers, by interrupting the power to certain high energy units during max usage days.

The customer receives a discount when relays are hooked up to their individual appliances whatever they are. As far as the sprinkler systems are concerned, a relay box (electronically controlled) would be operated by the water company during rainy days an/ or high penetration of ground water. The electric ground would be opened preventing use of sprinklers. The system would be relaxed during normal dry days. It’s a very simple system.

William F. Xavier

Ellenton

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