John’s Island Water Management (a private utility company in operation solely for the John’s Island community and its golf courses) is pressing Indian River County for a highly controversial easement over Hole-in-the-Wall Island despite the easement having been flatly rejected by the island’s owner.

Unfortunately, the Indian River County attorney may continue to take this highly controversial easement to the Board of County Commissioners for approval at a future date. (The county taking an action like this for the use of a private entity is unprecedented.)

The proposal of the John’s Island wastewater effluent pipeline to be constructed under and across the Lagoon is an environmental risk to the estuary both in its construction and operation. This risk can be easily be avoided by connecting to infrastructure that is already in place.

Sign a petition here to make your voice heard on the issue.