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The Florida Section of the American Water Works Association is dedicated to ensuring Florida's present and future generations a sufficient supply of high quality drinking water by providing critical information and opportunities to over 2,200 members. Our mission is to provide training and educational opportunities that meet the needs of our membership. We offer comprehensive technical training and continuing education programs, effective legislative and regulatory policy development, high quality member services and networking opportunities related to the water industry. Please use our website as your resource for training, technology and information. Info on the mentoring program - click here

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Lake Worth is flushing millions of gallons of water every month

Lake Worth's Water Utilities Director Larry Johnson blames the constant flushing on the pipes that are old and deteriorated. Read more 


Pasco buyout Summertree private utility stalls

In April Pasco County commissioners put an offer of $2 million on the table to buy out the private utility that serves the Summertree subdivision area, but nothing has happened in the past 10 months. Read more

Record rain raises concerns about Lake Okeechobee

The wettest January on record has pushed water levels up in Lake Okeechobee, forcing state and federal water managers to dump massive amounts of dirty water into two major rivers and raising concern about yet another round of widespread environmental damage. Read more

 

Apopka advances proposal to boost city water rates

Apopka officials on Wednesday took a preliminary vote to hike city water-and-sewer rates by about 16 percent over several years to help finance a massive wastewater-treatment plant expansion.  Read more 

 

Senate Recommends $3.6 Billion For Environmental Agencies In 2016-17 Budget

Florida environmental agencies will have about $3.6 billion to spend in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, based on recommendations from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government. Read more 

Keys environment money pushes forward in the Legislature

A bill intended to provide millions of dollars to help preserve the Florida Keys environment won a critical endorsement in the state House this week, Monroe County officials say. Read more 

Deseret Ranches fights Brevard landfill

Florida is poised to approve the rise of a trash mountain in wetlands of the St. Johns River, a project that history may eventually identify as helping to father a new city near Orlando. Read more

Palm Beach County sugar cane crop hit hard by wet weather

Unprecedented January rains have flooded the sugar cane fields around Lake Okeechobee, damaging Palm Beach County’s signature crop and wiping out millions of dollars worth of vegetables.  Read more

Treasure Coast utility managers: Water here is safer than Flint

Treasure Coast utility managers said there's no way local drinking water could become the public health hazard it has in Michigan.  Read more 


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