The Black Creek Water Resource Development Project (BCP)
is an example of how Florida’s water resources can be managed
for the benefit of its citizens.
The Floridan Aquifer (our drinking water supply) cannot sustain
the region’s future water use demands at the present rates of
withdrawal and recharge. A “Water Supply Plan” (unanimously
approved by both St. Johns and Suwannee Water Management
District Governing Boards) was developed to determine both the
demand and recharge projects needed to provide for the future.
The Plan focuses on ways to conserve, reuse and store or
redirect excess water. All types of projects will be needed to meet
regional water demands.
Many of these projects will mean Florida’s companies and
citizens will use less water through conservation and reuse
techniques. However, the amount of water required to meet