Download Southern Water Use Caution Area Recovery Strategy March 2006 Final Report
(305 pages; 10.9MB)
A “water use caution area” is where water resources are or will become critical in the next 20 years.
The District Governing Board, at its meeting on March 28, 2006, approved the final Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA) Recovery Strategy. The Recovery Strategy document is now available . The Board also approved the related SWUCA rule revisions at its March, April and June meetings. These revised rules are also now available.
The Governing Board received extensive input throughout the several-year process to finalize the SWUCA Recovery Strategy from numerous stakeholders and has incorporated provisions in both the regulatory and nonregulatory components of the Strategy to address identified concerns. The District's advisory committees and SWUCA Work Group, comprised of representatives from these numerous stakeholders, provided invaluable input throughout this process.
For printed copies or CDs of the final Recovery Strategy document, rules or associated economic analyses, please contact:
Recovery Strategy and Economic Analyses
Paula McCleery at (352) 796-7211 or toll-free (FL only) at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4400; email Planning@WaterMatters.org.
For information on SWUCA rules, contact the Office of General Counsel at (352) 796-7211 or toll-free (FL only) at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4660.
The Southern Water Use Caution Area Recovery Strategy outlines the District’s strategy for ensuring adequate water supplies are available to meet growing demands, while at the same time protecting and restoring the water and related natural resources of the area.
- Restore minimum levels to priority lakes in the Lake Wales Ridge
- Restore minimum flows to the upper Peace River
- Reduce the rate of saltwater intrusion in coastal Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties
- Ensure sufficient water supplies for all existing and projected reasonable-beneficial uses
- Protect investments of existing water use permittees
As of January 1, 2009, utilities in the Southern Water Use Caution Area will be required to estimate population served using the methodology outlined in Part D: Requirements for the Estimation of Permanent and Temporal Service Area Populations and related appendixes of the Water Use Permit Information Manual.
We are excited to announce the launch of our Utility and District Demographics site. We hope this site will smooth your transition to the new methodology.