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The need to finance the Blue Ridge pipeline despite the plunge in water impact fees prompted Payson this summer to reverse a long-standing policy and sell well water to golf courses.

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Payson pocketed $118,000 for water to sustain grass

My, my. How times change. Payson pocketed a quick $118,000 for selling the Chaparral Pines and Rim Club golf courses 15 million gallons of water to keep the grass alive during the bone-dry spring.


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