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An Everglades Works of the District (EWOD) Permit is required of landowners or entities within or discharging to drainage basins in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) or C-139 Basin that ultimately drain to the Everglades. Generally all lands are required to apply for an EWOD Permit.

An EWOD Permit is an approval of a best management practices (BMP) plan, and of a discharge (water quality and quantity) monitoring plan where applicable. The goal is to achieve a 25-percent reduction in phosphorus loads from the EAA Basin as a whole and to maintain historic phosphorus discharge loads in the C-139 Basin.

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In reviewing your application, District staff are required to weigh whether the proposed activity will, among other things:
  • Result in a discharge that is consistent with the overall objectives of the District
  • Not be harmful to the water resources of the District
  • Constitute a feasible BMP Plan
  • Include, where required, a feasible Discharge Monitoring Plan
  • Be granted all other necessary District approvals

Everglades Works of the District Permitting Fees

Fees for Everglades Works of the District permits vary depending on the size and location of the activity. more 

Permit Submittal Location
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