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Don't empty the water jar until the rain falls.
- Philippine proverb


The Senate Bill 536 Study, titled “Report on Expansion of Beneficial Use of Reclaimed Water, Stormwater and Excess Surface Water, “was submitted to the Legislature on December 1, 2015. The report is available to download from http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/reuse/study.htm

The Office of Water Policy plays a key role in ensuring effective implementation of DEP’s responsibilities under the Florida Water Resources Act (Chapter 373, Florida Statutes). The office addresses statewide water management issues in coordination with the water management districts and other agencies. Examples include water plans for the DEP and water management districts, minimum flows and levels for the state’s water resources, and regional water supply planning. Our functions include:

  • Working in close coordination with the Florida’s five regional water management districts (WMDs) and other agencies to resolve statewide water planning and management issues.

  • Developing policies on water management issues.

  • Working with WMDs to ensure that regional water supply plans and programs are consistent with provisions of the Florida Water Resources Act, the Florida Water Plan, and other applicable guidance.

  • Assisting in the fulfillment of DEP’s water management responsibilities under Chapter 373, 403, and other statutes and rules, pertaining to water supply, flood protection, floodplain management, water quality, and protection of natural systems.

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Last updated: December 03, 2015