Northwest Florida Water Management District

Northwest Florida Water Management District


2013 Water Supply Assessment Update

The 2013 Water Supply Assessment Update provides a regional evaluation of water supply sources and projections of future demands through 2035 for the 16 counties of Northwest Florida. Water demand projections are provided at the county level for the following use categories: public supply, domestic self-supply, agriculture, recreation, power generation, and I/C/I (Commercial / Industrial / Institutional) self-supply. Demand projections are also provided for individual public supply utilities with a permitted average daily rate of 100,000 gallons or greater.

To better evaluate and plan for our long-term water supply needs, the District is committed to coordinating our efforts with local governments, utilities and the general public. This will help the District efficiently and effectively meet the future needs of the citizens of Northwest Florida, while sustaining our natural resources and the environment. The information included in the WSA Update should aid in developing future utility infrastructure plans and in meeting the water supply planning requirements of local comprehensive plans.

2013 Water Supply Assessment Update

2013 Water Supply Assessment Update Workshop Presentation

The 2013 Water Supply Assessment Update, which extends the projections through 2035, has been completed with the following staff recommendations.

  1. Continuation of Regional Water Supply Plans for Region II (Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties) and Region III (Bay County).
  2. Discontinuation of the Regional Water Supply Plan for Region V (Gulf and Franklin counties).
  3. No new regional water supply plans are needed at this time.

These recommendations have been noticed in the Florida Administrative Register and will be considered by the District's Governing Board on Thursday, February 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST at District Headquarters, 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida (off of US Highway 90 near Midway).

Any person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by approval of the recommendations, may petition for an administrative hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes.  Petitions must be filed in accordance with the requirements of Section 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code and must be filed with the Agency Clerk of the Northwest Florida Water Management District, 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333-9700 by February 12, 2014.  For additional details, please see the complete Notice of Rights document.

Any questions or comments regarding the 2013 WSA update can be directed to:


Tony Countryman
81 Water Management Drive
Havana, FL 32333-4712
Telephone: 850-539-5999


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