Public workshops Oct. 25 and Nov. 3 on draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

PALATKA, Fla., Oct. 17, 2016 — The St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts are conducting two public workshops to discuss the draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan and to take public comment.

WHAT: Draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

WHEN: Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

WHERE: University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

WHEN: Nov. 3, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Suwannee River Water Management District, Governing Board Room, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak, FL 32060

The draft plan can be downloaded from and is open for public comment through Dec. 5, 2016. The public is asked to use either the comment review form or the comment box on the webpage to submit written comments.

The draft plan is the result of a four-year collaborative process that looked at the sustainability of water supplies 20 years into the future and identifies potential future water supply sources. The plan is part of the districts’ work to ensure adequate and sustainable water supplies are available to meet future needs while protecting the environment. Water supply plans identify future water supply needs for a 20-year planning horizon and program and project options needed to ensure sustainable supplies.