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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Know your watering days

During Eastern Standard Time, watering is allowed one day per week on designated days. Learn about districtwide watering restrictions.

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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.

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Pages focus on Indian River Lagoon’s health

Stay informed on the work under way to investigate and address challenges facing the Indian River Lagoon.

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Springs protection projects

The District’s Springs Protection Initiative is partnering with local governments and other agencies to implement projects to protect springs systems.

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
904-224-2958
jpeluso@sjrwmd.com
 

District news

Feb. 16, 2017

District, partners celebrate a cleaner Eau Gallie River

The district, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, state and local elected officials, and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates celebrated the commencement of muck dredging from the Eau Gallie River today at Ballard Park in Melbourne.

Feb. 16, 2017

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive open on Presidents’ Day

The district’s popular wildlife drive at Lake Apopka is open on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20.

Feb. 14, 2017

Little rain means water conservation and prescribed fire remain crucial

Over the past 12 months, rainfall has remained below average across the district, resulting in a districtwide rainfall deficit of almost 8 inches.

Feb. 6, 2017

Workshop to discuss water treatment technologies open to public

The district is hosting a public workshop for outside vendors and companies to present a brief overview of treatment technologies in the removal of total phosphorus from Lake Jesup’s water column.

Feb. 1, 2017

New minimum flow protects Outstanding Florida Spring, manatees

Manatee protection is getting a boost today when new water resource protection rules for Ponce de Leon Springs, set by the district, become effective.

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