The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has released a draft of the 2017 Lower West Coast Regional Water Supply Plan Update (LWCWSP) for public comment, and anticipates approval by the Governing Board at its November 9th meeting.

The Lower West Coast Water Supply Planning Region covers all of Lee County, and portions of Collier, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, and Monroe Counties. At approximately 5-year intervals, the SFWMD updates each of its Regional Water Supply Plans, which address water resource availability and water supply development projects needed to meet projected demands over at least a 20-year planning period. The SFWMD coordinates with utilities, local governments, and other stakeholders on development of the plan. The SFWMD held the final of three stakeholder workshops on August 30th to present the LWCWSP draft.


Written public comments on the LWCWSP can be made until October 27th (extended due to Hurricane Irma).

Drafts of the LWCWSP and its appendices may be found at:

Following approval of the LWCWSP by the Governing Board, local governments have 18 months to prepare their own 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plans, pursuant to Ch. 163.3177(6)(c)3, F.S. Johnson Engineering has assisted several local governments with preparation of 10-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plans.

If you would like to discuss how we might help you, please contact Kim Arnold, P.G. at [email protected].