February 10, 2014

District Kicks Off Restoration Project


Dozens of state and community leaders joined the District last week in kicking off the Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration Project. The project, located just north of the Manatee County line in Ruskin, will feature more than 1,000 acres of restored uplands and wetlands when completed in about two years. Learn more.

January 29, 2014

District Plans to Add Three Spring Systems to SWIM Priority List


The District's Governing Board recently voted to begin the process of adding three first-magnitude spring systems -- Weeki Wachee River, Chassahowitzka River and Homosassa River -- to the Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) Program priority list. Find out what this mean for these water bodies.

January 16, 2014

Marc Rutenberg Homes Earns Florida Water Star Designation


Marc Rutenberg Homes recently earned the Florida Water Star residential certification for its Castaway III model home in Palm Harbor. Find out how this luxury home did it.

January 7, 2014

District Asks Homeowners to "Skip A Week" of Irrigation This Winter


The Southwest Florida Water Management District is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to “Skip a Week” or more of watering during the cooler months of January and February. Find out more.

January 3, 2014

Project Reduces Flooding Issues


The City of Tampa recently held a ribbon cutting for the Donut Pond pump station, which is part of the larger Duck Pond Project to ease flooding issues in the North Tampa area. The project features two pump stations, one in the city and one in the county, that work together to pump down floodwaters and discharge them into the Hillsborough River.

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