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Celebrating the opening of Seminole County’s Lake Jesup Water Nutrient Reduction Facility

City of Clermont Victory Pointe stormwater project groundbreaking, a District cost-share project

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

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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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.

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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.

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
904-224-2958
jpeluso@sjrwmd.com
 

District news

July 21, 2017

Final update: Wildfire contained at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area

A 120-acre wildfire reported at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area on July 20 is fully contained.

July 11, 2017

Board authorizes work to begin on Black Creek water recharge project in north Florida

A project to provide recharge to the Floridan aquifer using excess water from flood-prone Black Creek received a nod from the district's Governing Board Tuesday, which directed its executive director to negotiate with the top-ranked design/engineering firm to get the project off the ground.

July 11, 2017

District Board votes to reduce tax rate for fifth consecutive year

The district's Governing Board Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers for a fifth consecutive year while continuing to provide significant funds for programs and projects to ensure sustainable water resources, increase water conservation and protect water quality in springs and other priority water bodies.

July 11, 2017

Rain brings drought relief, yet rainfall deficit persists

Recent wet weather has brought an end to drought conditions, as well as indications of rebounding aquifer levels, within the district. A report outlining hydrological conditions was presented at the district's July Governing Board meeting.

July 11, 2017

CFWI Projects Taking Shape Throughout Region

The Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) is developing innovative projects to meet the growing water needs of the five-county Central Florida region while also protecting the region's water resources.

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