After completing an investigation on August 6th, the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NFWMD) issued a “warning letter” on August 9th to the owners of the Canopy Development citing “possible violations” of Florida statutes.
In the “warning letter”, the NFWMD “strongly recommended” that all construction activity cease until the issues are addressed.
Problems came to light after heavy rains resulted in flooding that closed Fleischmann Lane. Fleischmann Lane borders the Canopy Development. The road was closed for several days and was opened back up to traffic on Tuesday, August 7th.
The “warning letter”, shown below, cites a storm pond constructed outside of permit regulations, a number of permit conditions not being met, construction on site without proper permits and water quality violations.
Representatives of the development have two business days to arrange a meeting to address the issue.
NFWMD Warning Letter