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Florida's SB 536 Statewide Study
SB 536: Comprehensive Reclaimed Water, Stormwater, and Excess Surface Water Study

Reclaimed Water Line, Camp Weed, Suwannee County, FL
Reclaimed Water Line, Camp Weed
Suwannee County, FL
The Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 536 during the 2014 Regular Legislative Session, which was signed into law on June 13, 2014. SB 536 requires "the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in coordination with the stakeholders, to conduct a comprehensive study and submit a report on the expansion of the beneficial use of reclaimed water, stormwater, and excess surface water within this state."

Stormwater Infrastructure, Bradford County, FL
Stormwater Infrastructure
Bradford County, FL
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the lead organization on this statewide effort, and the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) is a participating stakeholder, in coordination with the other water management districts and state agencies.

The DEP website for this effort is:

As a stakeholder, the SRWMD collaboratively worked with staff from DEP and the other water management districts to examine the potential to better utilize reclaimed water, surface waters, and storm water to improve the sustainability of water use throughout Florida. The SRWMD participated in this statewide effort to study the potential to utilize these alternative water supplies for the beneficial use of our stakeholders and the protections of our natural systems and springs.


12/9/15: The SRWMD would like to thank our stakeholders who participated in offering public comment and input for the SB536 report. The SB536 Report on Expansion of Beneficial Use of Reclaimed Water, Stormwater and Excess Surface Water has been finalized and published by DEP, and is available on DEP's website at the following link:

If you have any questions, you may contact DEP staff via email at . Additionally, if you have any questions regarding SRWMD's participation in this study, you may contact Thomas Kiger at the SRWMD at .