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Water bill eventually going up again in Broward?


Broward County commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday on limiting landscape irrigation watering to two days a week. The vote, which would direct the county attorney to create an ordinance to amend language already in county code, would restrict irrigation watering. According to documents from the county,”the action reinforces Broward County’s commitment to the conservation [...]

October 12th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

SFWMD Extends Hydrologic Monitoring Agreements

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board has renewed two long-standing cooperative agreements with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to continue hydrologic monitoring across the District’s 16-county region. Under the agreements, the USGS Integrated Science Centers in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will collect and share data from more than 570 monitoring stations throughout [...]

October 8th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Water management | Read More »

2010 SFWMD Budget Reflects Continued Commitment to Ecosystem Restoration


At a public hearing last week, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board adopted a $1.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2010 (Oct. 1, 2009 – Sept. 30, 2010). The annual budget funds the agency’s flood control and water supply missions as well as its continued progress to restore the South Florida ecosystem, [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

SFWMD, Hallandale Beach Partner to Improve Water Quality

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board recently approved a cost-sharing agreement with the City of Hallandale Beach to reduce stormwater flowing into Biscayne Bay. The project consists of restoring swale storage capacity on approximately 275 acres in the city to reduce runoff draining into the Schaffer Canal, the Oleta River and ultimately [...]

September 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Water management | Read More »

Expansion of Everglades Water Treatment Areas Moves Forward

Stormwater Treatment Areas are the water-cleaning workhorses of Everglades restoration. Stormwater Treatment Area 2 (STA-2) is located in southwest Palm Beach County.

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board has awarded contracts to begin construction on four pump stations needed to expand the network of stormwater treatment wetlands, significantly advancing efforts to improve Everglades water quality. “Stormwater Treatment Areas continue to demonstrate considerable effectiveness as tools to clean water flowing to the Everglades,” said SFWMD [...]

September 3rd, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Everglades | Read More »

SFWMD changes water permitting process

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) recently strengthened its commitment to transparency and open government by increasing public access to its permitting process. The improvements are part of the District’s implementation of new state legislation, known as Senate Bill 2080 (SB2080), that delegates authority for permit approvals to executive directors at the state’s five [...]

July 13th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Tallahassee,Water management | Read More »

Recent rains ease some water restrictions in South Florida

With significant wet season rains recharging water levels in the Biscayne Aquifer, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Thursday eased landscape irrigation restrictions in South Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, allowing lawn watering two days a week. Because of dry conditions, the region had been under emergency one-day-a-week landscape irrigation restrictions since [...]

June 12th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Weather | Read More »

Recent rain helps fill parched Florida waterways

In an effort to keep the public informed about regional water supply conditions, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is issuing the following report. In a continuing display of Florida’s weather extremes, the driest six-month period on record in South Florida has been followed by the wettest May on record as the region transitions [...]

June 6th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Everglades,Health | Read More »

Broward County briefs

County to Conduct Online Tax Certificate Sale, May 26-27 Broward County’s annual Tax Certificate Sale of unpaid real estate property taxes will be conducted entirely online this year, through a Broward County Web site on www.BidBroward.com. The online sale will be held May 26-27, but bidders are encouraged to go online early to register, submit [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental | Read More »

SFWMD making new wetlands

In a continuing effort to improve water quality in Lake Okeechobee and America’s Everglades, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is set to transform the Lakeside Ranch into a wetland that will clean stormwater runoff before it reaches the lake known as the liquid heart of Florida. The future Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) on [...]

April 13th, 2009 | Posted in Everglades | Read More »

SFWMD issues burn ban, including grills

In an effort to protect lives, property and the environment amid severe drought conditions that have increased wildfire danger, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today issued an emergency order that prohibits the public from building fires on District lands open for recreation. The ban means no fires in grills, fireplaces or fire rings [...]

April 11th, 2009 | Posted in Families | Read More »

SFWMD urging conservation of water due to rainfall deficits

For the year, South Florida is behind 5.37 inches its normal rainfall amount. Despite the amount of recent rainfall, the region has only had 1.96 inches of rain through March 31, for a total deficit of 8.43 inches since the dry season started in November. However, Lake Okeechobee is still two feet higher than it [...]

April 1st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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