Chapter 373, Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires the SFWMD to prepare water supply plans for regions where projected water demands have the potential to exceed available supply over the next 20 years during a 10-year drought. The SFWMD develops regional water supply plans for all the basins within its jurisdiction and updates these plans every five years. In addition, as part of the SFWMD's mission to promote development of alternative water supplies, grants are offered to entities seeking to develop cost-effective, safe and appropriate alternative water supplies. Current development costs of alternative water supply well options are used to evaluate these proposals.
Escalating well construction costs in South Florida significantly exceed ENR construction cost index