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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 is examining the potential to better utilize reclaimed water, surface waters, and storm water to improve the sustainability of water use throughout North Florida. The SRWMD is currently participating 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.

Flood Event, Bradford County, FL
Flood Event, Bradford County, FL
Stakeholder & Public Input
There will be several opportunities for stakeholders to provide input into the study – Stakeholders and the public can provide input into the study through an online survey that will be conducted early August and through the public meetings that will be held throughout the state starting this fall.


8/19/14: The dealine for completing the SB 536 Study Survey has been extended to Sunday, August 24, 2014 (Midnight EST). The survey can be accessed through DEP's webpage listed above or at the following URL:

8/7/14: The stakeholder online survey for the Senate Bill 536 Comprehensive Reclaimed Water, Stormwater, and Excess Surface Water Study has been posted by DEP.

SRWMD encourages all stakeholders to participate in this effort, and to complete the online survey or via email at . Additionally, if you would like to become an SB 536 Study stakeholder and receive future emails relating to the Study, you may click to subscribe.

Please continue to periodically check this page and DEP's site for updates regarding the online survey and upcoming public meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Kiger at .