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The draft District Water Supply Plan 2013 is available for review and comment. The comment period closes Feb. 20, 2014. Comments can be provided online, by email or mail. A series of public meetings to discuss the draft plan will be held.
District Water Supply Plan 2005
- Fourth addendum (2009)
- Third addendum (2008)
- Second addendum (2007)
- First addendum (2006)
- Plan document (2005)
- Plan document appendixes (2005)
- Water Supply Assessment 2003
Water supply plans
As part of the St. Johns River Water Management District’s work to ensure adequate and sustainable water supplies are available to meet future needs while protecting the environment, the District prepares water supply plans per the provisions of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes.
The water supply planning process is an open and public process, including local governments, public supply utilities, self-suppliers, and other affected and interested parties.
Water supply planning is conducted on a districtwide and regional basis and plans are updated as needed — at a minimum, once every five years. Water supply plans identify future water supply needs for a 20-year planning horizon, and programs and projects needed to ensure sustainable supplies.
The District is divided into four planning regions as described below. Individual regional water supply plans (RWSPs) are being developed for each planning region and will be incorporated into the District Water Supply Plan (DWSP). The DWSP addresses the entire District and summarizes region-specific information.
Region 1: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties. Planning in this area is conducted as part of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership in coordination with the Suwannee River Water Management District.
- Plan development is under way, with scheduled completion in 2015.
Region 2: Marion, north Lake and Volusia counties, including coordination with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
- Plan development is under way, with scheduled completion in 2014.
Region 3: Orange, Osceola, Seminole and southern Lake counties. Planning in this area is conducted as part of the Central Florida Water Initiative in coordination with the South Florida and Southwest Florida water management districts.
- A draft plan has been developed, with scheduled completion in 2014.
Region 4: Brevard, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, including coordination with the South Florida Water Management District.
- Plan development will begin in 2013, with scheduled completion in 2016.