Water Supply Planning
"... It is the intent of the Legislature that future growth and development planning reflect the
limitations of the available groundwater or other available supplies." Section 373.0395, F.S.
Local governments shall assess their cur- 163.3177(6)(d) Information and data provided to local gov- 373.0391
rent as well as projected water needs for a ernments shall include an assessment of
10-year period, regional water resource needs and sources
for the next 20 years.
The analysis of water needs and sources 9J-5.013(1)(c)
shall consider applicable policies of the
I Land use maps shall show existing and 163.3177(6)(d) Information and data provided to local gov- 373.0391
i planned waterwells. SJ-5.006(1)(b)l ernments shall include a description of ex-
9J-5.006(4)(b)l isting and planned wellfield sites.
Local governments shall assess their cur- 163.3177(B)(d) Each WMD is directed to conduct surveys 373.036
rent as well as projected water sources for 9J-5.013(1)(c) and investigations of water resources to
a 10-year period, determine the quantity of water available
for reasonable-beneficial use.
The availability of potable water facilities 9J-5.006(2)(a)
and services to serve existing and commit- Information and data provided to local gov- 373.0391
ted uses shall be analyzed. ernments shall include highly productive
ground water areas.
Each WMD shall inventory potential quan- 373.0325
titles of water available for consumptive
Each WMD shall establish minimum flows 373.042
and levels at which further withdrawals
would be significantly harmful to the water
resources of the area.
The public facilities element shall describe
the potable water problems and needs.
Facility capacity surpluses and deficiencies
for potable water shall be identified based
on current and projected demand.
The adeouacy of the current level of ser-
vice, general condition, and expected life
of potable water facilities and their impact
upon adjacent natural resources shall be
9J.5.Di 1 (1l)2
Each WMD shall identify site specific ar-
eas deemed prone to contamination or over-
Each WMD shall designate Water Resource
Caution Areas, areas with inadequate
sources available to meet projected de-
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The public facilities element shall indicate 153.3177(6)(c) Each WMD shall identify areas suitable for 373.0395
ways to provide for future potable water. future water resource development, exist-
ing sources of wastewater suitable for re-
use, and the feasibility of integrating coastal
The WMDs shall engage in planning to as- 373.1961
sist counties, municipalities and regional
water supply authorities in meeting water
It is the intent of the legislature that mu- 373.1961 The WMDs shall assist counties, munici- 373.1961(1)(b)
nicipalities, counties and regional water palities and water supply authorities in
supply authorities are to have the primary meeting water supply needs with priority
responsibility for water supply. on encouraging conservation and reducing
adverse environmental impacts.
The capital improvements element shall 163.3177(3)(a)
consider the need for and location of public The WMDs may establish, design, con- 373.1961(1)(c)
facilities, set forth principles for correcting struck, operate, and maintain water produc-
deficiencies, and establish standards to tion and transmission facilities.
ensure acceptable levels of service.
The WMDs that have WRCAs shall provide 373.1961(2)
alternative source and reuse incentives.
DEP and WMDs are provided exclusive au- 373.217
thority for issuing permits for the consump-
tive use of water.