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OUR MISSION: To manage and protect water resources of the region by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.1 million residents. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

A key initiative is the restoration of America's Everglades – the largest environmental restoration project in the nation's history. The District is also working to improve the Kissimmee River and its floodplain, Lake Okeechobee and South Florida's coastal estuaries.

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The South Florida Water Management District constantly looks for and aggressively implements ways to improve and streamline operations. We strive to be as efficient and effective as possible and have instituted a number of enhanced business practices over the years. We know that sustaining our region's water resources depends equally on making the best use of our fiscal, technological and human resources and on creating business opportunities for the communities we serve.
To underscore our transparency and public accountability, we routinely:
  • Streamline permitting, procurement and other economy-driven processes
  • Actively foster business and community partnerships
  • Measure and report on progress toward meeting established budget and strategic goals
  • Encourage involvement and open dialogue with the public we serve
  • Collaborate with other agencies and governments to share resources and reduce costs
  • Embrace technologies that improve our efficiency

To read more about the agency's business practices, see:

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SFWMD Headquarters: 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
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