North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan
Water demand projections
The districts develop water demand projections to determine existing legal uses, anticipated future needs, existing and reasonably anticipated sources of water, and potential savings via conservation efforts. The districts’ goal in projecting water demands is to develop estimates of projected need that are reasonable based on the best information available and that are mutually acceptable to the water users and the districts. The projected increase in demand is used in water resource analyses to determine the potential for unacceptable impacts to groundwater quality, wetlands and water bodies. The methods used in determining the projections can be found here.
Water use and projected demand in the districts is grouped into six water use categories for water supply planning.
- Public supply
- Domestic self-supply and small public supply systems (DSS)
- Agricultural irrigation self-supply
- Landscape / recreational / aesthetic irrigation self-supply (LRA)
- Commercial / industrial / institutional and mining / dewatering self-supply (CII/MD)
- Thermoelectric power generation self-supply (PG)
Detailed information highlighting the 2010 water use and 2010–2035 water demand projections by water use category and county for the NFRWSP area are available here. (Updated 7-7-2016)
Reclaimed water projections made for domestic wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) with 2010 permitted wastewater treatment capacities equal to or greater than 0.1 million gallons per day (mgd) can be found here.
Additionally the NFRWSP water conservation savings can be found here.