Upper Kissimmee Basin (CFWI) Water Supply Plan
The Upper Kissimmee Basin Water Supply Planning Area includes portions of Orange, Osceola and Polk counties and is within the boundaries of the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI), where the South Florida, St. Johns River and Southwest Florida water management districts meet. The CFWI includes Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Polk and southern Lake counties. Together, the water management districts worked with utilities, county and state agencies and other stakeholders to develop a single regional water supply plan for this area to implement effective and consistent water resource planning, development and management. In November 2015, the governing boards of the three water management districts each approved the 2015 CFWI Regional Water Supply Plan, including the 2035 Water Resource Protection and Water Supply Strategies document and associated appendices.
Based on a planning horizon through 2035, the CFWI planning effort assesses projected water demands and identifies water conservation measures and water supply and resource development project options. This plan will be used by local governments, water users and utilities to update and modify local comprehensive plans, facility work plans and ordinances.
CENTRAL FLORIDA WATER INITIATIVE
Learn about the Central Florida Water Initiative, a collaborative water supply planning effort among Florida’s three largest water management districts, and the Florida departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture and Consumer Services. (Video courtesy of Southwest Florida Water Management District)
For technical questions or more information on the Central Florida Water Initiative:
- Kris Esterson
(407) 858-6100, ext. 3822