Rainbow Springs: Developing a Spring-friendly Community

Development in areas once dominated by rural industries means deforestation, habitat fragmentation, and the construction of roads, home sites, and golf courses, all of which have a significant impact of the recharge basins of many springs. New developments also mean a new influx of people who bring with them demands for water, recreation, shopping malls, sewage treatment, and gardens requiring frequent applications of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The developers of The Village of Rainbow Springs, however, are trying to do things differently to protect for the long-term the natural resource that have drawn people here in the first place.