Don't empty the water jar until the rain
- Philippine proverb
-The Department has proposed amendments to Chapter
62-40, F.A.C. Comments on the draft amendments are being
accepted until May 29, 2015 and may be emailed to
For more information, including the draft rule
amendments, please visit the Rulemaking for Chapter
62-40, Water Resource Implementation Rule webpage.
SB 536 Study and Work Team Meeting Schedule
Senate Bill 536 requires DEP to study and report on expanding the use of reclaimed water and stormwater/excess surface water throughout
Florida. For more information, including work team meeting schedules, please visit the
SB 536 Study web page.
The Office of Water Policy plays a key role in
ensuring effective implementation of DEPís responsibilities under the Florida Water Resources Act (Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes). The office addresses statewide water management
issues in coordination with the water management districts and
other agencies. Examples include water plans for the DEP and
water management districts, minimum flows and levels for the
stateís water resources, and regional water supply planning.
Our functions include:
Working in close coordination with the
Floridaís five regional water
management districts (WMDs) and other agencies to resolve
statewide water planning and management issues.
Developing policies on water management issues.
Working with WMDs to ensure that regional
water supply plans and programs are consistent with provisions
of the Florida Water Resources Act, the Florida Water Plan,
and other applicable guidance.
Assisting in the fulfillment of DEPís water management
responsibilities under Chapter 373, 403, and other statutes
and rules, pertaining to water supply, flood protection,
floodplain management, water
quality, and protection of natural systems.