Water Supply

Discharge at Manatee

ENSURING A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF WATER FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The District is responsible for managing water resources to ensure there is an adequate supply to satisfy all existing and projected reasonable and beneficial uses while sustaining water resources and protecting natural systems. In the District, over 90 percent of the water supply demands are met with fresh groundwater, virtually all from the Upper Floridan aquifer system. This region’s ability to continue to grow and develop is therefore dependent on sustainably managing a growing demand for groundwater. Coordinated water-use permitting, water resource planning, and water resource development projects are key to protecting and managing fresh groundwater supply.