Fiscal year 2021–2022
The St. Johns River Water Management District’s fiscal year (FY) 2021–2021 Adopted Budget is $147.7 million. The budget was adopted at a public hearing on Sept. 28, 2021, for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30.
The property tax rate for FY 2021–2022 is 21.89 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value. The adopted FY 2021–2022 millage rate is about 4.3 percent less than the adopted FY 2020–2021 millage rate. In addition to property tax revenues, the budget includes funding from state, federal, local, and other sources, including revenue from timber sales, cattle leases, permit fees, and interest earnings.
Under a 0.2189 millage rate the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $32.84 in property taxes to the District.
Budget highlights include:
- More than $66.35 million in cooperative funding to support water projects in economically disadvantaged rural communities and for innovative technologies, as well as springs and priority water body protection and restoration, water conservation initiatives with public water suppliers, and projects to enhance the reuse of reclaimed water.
- $17.21 million in state funds for several alternative water supply projects.
- $11.98 million for springs protection projects.
- Continuation of the Black Creek Water Resource Development project ($48.34 million) to provide approximately 5–10 mgd in aquifer recharge to the Keystone lakes region when complete.