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Garberville Sanitary District plans to limit water for commercial cannabis

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GARBERVILLE, Calif. - Garberville Sanitary District officials said commercial agriculture water demands are impacting the ability to provide sufficient water to their residential customers.

Officials said a water reduction program will limit the amount of water available for commercial agricultural businesses.

A water use ordinance to address commercial agriculture water demands is currently in the works and until the ordinance is adopted, the Garberville Sanitary District will not approve any commercial cannabis permits that require more water or a "will serve" letter.

Officials said they are also looking at unpermitted commercial agriculture water users currently using treated water for their agricultural crops. The water ordinance will include a section that will address the impact to residential customer demands and the infrastructure ability to meet those demands.

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