Loxahatchee, Fl. (PRWEB) April 06, 2014
Minto has submitted extensive plans based on modern drainage modeling principles that will enable Minto West to efficiently store and treat water, while also increasing service to the surrounding areas. The plan includes more than 600 acres of scenic fresh-water lakes throughout the community that are designed to store five times more water per unit area than the soil currently found in these areas.
The proposed plan for Minto West designates 40% of open space to be returned to Florida’s natural habitat which will require only rainfall for irrigation. The 3 billion gallons of water currently used for farm activities on the property will remain in the M-Canal and can be used to recharge the water catchment area and surficial aquifer. The proposal also includes a plan to interconnect the Minto West lakes with the Indian Trails Improvement District which will result in 60% improvement to drainage for property located north of Minto West.
“Consultation with officials of the City of West Palm Beach and the South Florida Water Management District to address the wider needs of the region are necessary steps,” said John Carter, Vice President, Minto Florida. “Our goal is to improve drainage for not just the community but the region.”
Minto West’s water management plan will benefit current area residents and the local environment. A complete copy of the “Minto West Water Management Design Proposal” is available online at http://www.mintoinfo.com.
Residents from surrounding communities who would like to receive periodic updates about Minto West or would like to participate in future community meetings should register at http://www.mintoinfo.com, email mintoinfo (at) gmail (dot) com or call 888-299-3628.
About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including over 20,000 in Florida in 42 communities throughout the state. The company has been building in Palm Beach County for 35 years. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include number one ranking by Eliant Homebuyer Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, among others. Information about Minto Florida communities is available at http://www.mintofla.com.