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District cost-share project: Chief of Staff Lisa Kelley participates at May 17 Port Orange ribbon-cutting.

Ribbon-cutting at district cost-share project in Palm Coast

Gross per capita water use has decreased since 1978

Since 1978, total public supply water use, which represents 54% of total water use, has increased by 135% (from 233.84 million gallons per day (mgd) to 549.26 mgd)). At the same time, total population served by public supply has increased 185% (from 1,460,900 to 4,166,048 persons). In the five-year period ending in 2015, public supply water use decreased 3% (from 565.50 mgd to 549.26 mgd), while population served by public supply increased 2% from 4,096,942 to 4,166,048 persons.

Factors such as conservation, less landscape irrigation with potable water and increases in multifamily housing occupancy can decrease the gross per capita rates. Conversely, expanded tourism and other commercial development, larger irrigated lots, and increases in single family housing can increase the gross per capita rates. Since 1978, gross per capita water use has decreased from 160 gallons per person per day to 132 gallons per person per day. Read the full report.


Be prepared this storm season

Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30. Be prepared for tropical storms and the flooding they may bring. Visit our storm pages.

Sprinkler spraying water on grass
Know your watering days

During daylight saving time, watering is allowed up to two days on designated days. Learn about districtwide watering restrictions.

Projects fulfill core missions

District implements a variety of projects to protect water resources to protect water supplies, water quality and natural systems, and provide flood protection.

Watch Governing Board meetings online

District Governing Board meetings are now broadcast on the Internet. See the live streaming broadcast. View in Internet Explorer 11, Chrome and Firefox web browsers.

District STEM careers

Many talented and dedicated district professionals work each day to preserve and protect Florida’s water resources in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) field. Read their stories.

District staff inspecting stormwater system
Permitting News You Can Use

Regulatory newsletter and monthly tips focus on helpful information for permit holders and applicants to understand and navigate the regulatory process.

Checklist for visiting district lands

Be prepared when visiting these remote, scenic and wild lands. Make sure you have insect repellent, drinking water, sunscreen and wear proper clothing.

Underwater photo of fish swimming at Silver Glen Springs
Springs protection projects

The district is partnering with local governments and other agencies to implement projects to protect springs systems.

Aerial photograph of Eau Gallie River
Indian River Lagoon restoration project

District, partners are dredging the Eau Gallie River and Elbow Creek to remove muck and pollutants.

Contact the District Ombudsman

The Ombudsman responds to inquiries and complaints about district operations, programs, policies, and procedures. The Ombudsman also assists the public with understanding district activities and actions.

Ombudsman Jimmy Peluso

District news

May 26, 2017

$1.5 million available to farmers to support water-saving technologies

The district is accepting applications through July 28 from farmers interested in participating in cost-share funding for agricultural projects that promote water conservation and improve water quality in area waterways.

May 24, 2017

Court rules in district’s favor over legal challenge

Administrative Law Judge E. Gary Early issued a final order dismissing a challenge to the district’s emergency rule regarding Silver Springs’ minimum flows and levels.

May 23, 2017

Florida Water Star awards six participants for water conservation efforts

Florida Water StarSM presented six awards to local organizations and individuals for their work to further water conservation.

May 22, 2017

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Open Memorial Day

The district’s popular wildlife drive at Lake Apopka is open Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

May 22, 2017

Longwood project benefits water supply and water quality

A stormwater holding area in Longwood is undergoing work that will benefit water supply and water quality. The district contributed $134,710 to the project through its cost-share program.

May 19, 2017

District donates more surplus items to REDI community partners

Five communities were notified last week that they will receive a variety of all-terrain vehicles, computers and field equipment from the district’s program to donate surplus equipment to economically disadvantaged Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities.

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