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We hope that you have enjoyed learning about
Broward’s Integrated Water Resource Plan. We’re eager to work with
you to ensure that everyone in our community has clean, affordable,
and plentiful water – now and in the future. Do you still have
questions? Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions that
may be helpful. Or,
you can e-mail a question to Broward County staff using this
What is the Integrated
Water Resource Plan (IWRP)?
The Integrated Water Resource
Plan (IWRP) is Broward County’s strategy for meeting long-term water
supply needs and water resource goals. The IWRP is based on a
10-year planning horizon. The IWRP coordinates water sources and
users within Broward County so that water is available where and
when it’s needed. The Plan provides a framework for local
governments, water managers, and water utilities to work together so
that Broward County's water needs can be efficiently met.
Do other communities in
Florida have similar Plans?
Broward County’s water
management plan is very unique because it is a model example of how
local and regional authorities can work together to manage limited
water resources. From the initial planning stages of the IWRP
to current implementation, local government agencies are working
together with utilities and water managers and others to ensure that
there is enough water for Broward’s businesses, industries, and
residents. Broward’s plan integrates with other regional water
management plans – including the Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan (CERP) and the Lower East Coast Regional Water
Supply Plan (LECRWSP).
What does the Plan
The Plan provides a framework for
how to most effectively use current water resources while also
seeking to diversify water supplies to meet future growth. By
effectively managing water supplies, droughts can be managed and
future water demands can be met with ease. The Plan addresses water
management from a Countywide or regional perspective, and focuses on
the needs of all of Broward County, urban and natural systems alike.
The Plan uses a technical approach for evaluating how agencies can
coordinate to make the most effective use of existing sources. It
also seeks to identify what new sources of water may need to be
developed in the future, including the necessary timeframes, as well
as site location and scale.
How long does the Plan
The Plan spans 10-years, but has
principles that can and will be extended beyond that timeframe. The
IWRP is updated to address changing priorities, policies, and
How can I get involved in
We can each do our part to conserve the water
resources that we have in Broward County.
10 ways that you can conserve water in your home today
Who is in charge of
implementing the Plan?
The IWRP is a partnership between
Broward County, South Florida Water Management District, local water
managers, water utilities, and policy makers. It is already proving
to be a success because of its open participation process. The Plan
includes 24 districts with water management functions, 31 water
utilities, and 31 municipalities.
Through the County’s Water Advisory Board (WAB), its Technical
Advisory Committee (TAC), the Surface Water Coordination Committee
(SWCC) and others, water management in Broward continues to improve