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DEP tweaks draft water-use permitting rule after environmentalists raise objections

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has revised draft water-use permitting rules in response to environmentalists' fears that they could prevent future agency action to safeguard water supplies.

Meanwhile, some utilities are raising concerns that other rule changes that could be proposed in January will force restrictions on those utilities that already are conserving water.

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