From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement regarding Governor Scott’s signing of water policy legislation:
“In a state as diverse as Florida, water is our common identity. I thank Governor Scott for signing this water policy legislation that will protect the quality and quantity of our water for future generations.
“Florida is the third largest state in the country and our growth rate recently surpassed that of California. Just as every person needs water, so too does every sector of our economy. In order to accommodate our explosive growth and ensure that our state, residents and visitors thrive, we need this long-term, science-based and comprehensive approach to water policy. This legislation will help provide the resources to meet the needs of our growing population, while protecting our environment.
“This water policy legislation has been in the works for years, and I thank Speaker Steve Crisafulli, President Andy Gardiner, Senator Charlie Dean, Chairman Matt Caldwell, Senator David Simmons and the countless others who worked together on this comprehensive water policy.”
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