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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.

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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

June 22, 2017

Roughly 125,000 cubic yards of muck pumped from Eau Gallie River so far

Only four months after dredging began, approximately 125,000 cubic yards of muck have already been pumped from the Eau Gallie River in Melbourne. The river is a tributary of the Indian River Lagoon.

June 13, 2017

Annual report shows recent water use increase as rainfall decreases

Annual reporting conducted by the district shows that total water use was approximately two percent above the 10-year average, and was 14 percent higher than 2015, while total population increased about two percent.

June 13, 2017

Forty-three projects in 12 counties to benefit from cost-share dollars

Forty-three projects will share in approximately $21.3 million from the district for construction of water supply and water conservation, water quality improvement, flood protection and natural systems restoration projects.

June 8, 2017

District slashes maintenance costs in St. Johns River

District maintenance crews are using an innovative technique to slash culvert repairs by as much as 80 percent.

June 7, 2017

Districtwide ban on campfires lifted

As a result of recent rainfall, the district is lifting the districtwide burn ban on campfires. Campfires on district lands are still prohibited by the burn bans issued by the following counties: Putnam, Flagler, Volusia, Orange, Osceola and Indian River.

June 7, 2017

Governor appoints Janet Price to SJRWMD Governing Board

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Janet Price of Fernandina Beach to the district's Governing Board, filling a vacant seat that represents the St. Marys River Basin and the adjacent coastal area. The appointment takes effect immediately and runs through March 1, 2018.

June 1, 2017

CFWI focuses on collaboration with utilities to extend water supply

Built on the concept of collaboration, the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) works with the area's 83 utilities to scale water conservation efforts and promote alternative water supplies for a growing population.

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