FLORIDA – Seminole County residents resist homeowners’ association demands to re-sod yards during drought
CCFJ.NET: Seminole County residents resist homeowners’ association demands to re-sod yards during drought
Article Courtesy of WFTV Channel 9, Orlando
By Angela Jacobs
Published May 19, 2017
A group of Seminole County residents are crying foul after their homeowners’ association has demanded they re-sod their browning yards during the worst drought Central Florida has seen in 100 years.
Current water restrictions are a big part of the problem, as Ingvolstad said he can only water his yard twice a week.
The Ekana West homeowners’ association has given Ingvolstad three weeks to rectify his yard situation, but since the retiree will be doing the work himself, he’s concerned for his health.
“I can’t replace my health if I collapse with heat stroke, and I would think that would be a consideration,” he said.
Seminole County does allow people with new sod to water it for the first month, but the cost can make it prohibitive, Involstad said.
“Once you start watering, you double and triple your water bill,” he said. “It goes from $75 (a month) to $150, easily.” Read more: