It was determined that groundwater alone cannot supply the projected 117 million gallons per day increase in water demand
The plan illustrates water conservation efforts which could potentially reduce the projected 2035 water demand by as much 54 million gallons per day. This represents 46% of the projected 117 mgd increase
The plan identifies an additional 160 mgd of potential project options to guide water users and suppliers including aquifer recharge, rehydration of wetlands and potable reuse, to alternative water supply sources like reclaimed and stormwater
Water supply planning is an ongoing process, with enhanced scientific methodologies and new data acquired all the time. District staff are already working on the science and data collection for the plan’s five-year update. Find details HERE.
Our Full Board Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at the Duval County Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254, at 3:30 p.m. The Plan of Work Subcommittee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the same time and location. All meetings are open to the public. Due to the national health emergency and physical distancing limitations, public participation is only available via Zoom teleconference. Links to participate are posted on our Facebook page.
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