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.

The homeowners told Channel 9 that they want their yards to look nice and they want to fix the problem, but that doing so in the middle of a drought seems like a waste of money and time.

Mark Ingvolstad said his yard has not looked worse in the 25 years he’s lived in his Ekana West home.

“Right here will have to be replaced or plugged,” he said, pointing to parts of the yard. “I know this needs attention.”

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:

 

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