Updated Florida Water Plan Now Available: The
Florida Water Plan provides information on the
goals, guidance, and activities of the Departmentís
water resource programs. The plan is updated annually.
Ch. 62-40, Reuse Supplementation Update: On January 17, 2014 the Department published a Notice of Change to proposed Rule 62-40.416, F.A.C. related to supplementation of reclaimed water systems. Changes were made in response to comments received during the Rule Hearing held on December 12, 2013, and to resolve a petition filed on the rule subsequent to the rule hearing. The Notice of Change can be viewed at the following link:
Additionally, pursuant to section 120.541, F.S., the Department has prepared an updated Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) associated with the rulemaking for rule 62-40.416, F.A.C. The SERC is available to the public
and can be viewed at Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC).
Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Associated Priority
Springs MFL update: A Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-42, F.A.C. was
published in the Florida Administrative Register on
March 7, 2014. For more information please view our Minimum Flows and Levels Rulemaking page.
CUPCon Update: The Suwannee River, South Florida, Southwest Florida and Northwest Florida Water Management Districts
have all published notice of proposed rules in the
Florida Administrative Registrar. These districts plan
to complete their rulemaking in late spring 2014. The
St. Johns River Water Management District held a rule
development workshop on January 23, 2014. In April 2014,
the St. Johns Water Management District plans to request
authorization to publish the notice of proposed rules to
amend their consumptive use permitting rules in
accordance with the statewide effort to improve
consistency. For more information and links to the updated rules please view our
2013 Annual Status Report on Regional Water Supply Planning
By the year 2030, water managers estimate that Floridians will use an additional 1.3 billion gallons of water per day. Floridaís continued growth places pressure on the stateís water resources, and the need to ensure these resources are available for future generations becomes increasingly important. Florida is taking many steps toward meeting those future needs in a manner that will sustain our natural resources. The Departmentís Annual Report on Regional Water Supply Planning describes the stateís progress toward meeting the 2030 water supply needs.