Florida`s Water Resources Priorities Protecting State`s economy

Report
Florida’s Water Challenge
Presentation for
House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
February 20th, 2013
By
Florida Water Advocates
“There has never been a more
critical time to invest in our
essential water infrastructure.”
Jeff Eger, Executive Director
Water Environment Federation
US Conference of Mayors
January 22, 2013
A Recognized National Crisis:
•
AWWA "Buried No Longer: Confronting America's Infrastructure Crisis" Report
- http://www.awwa.org/Portals/0/files/legreg/documents/BuriedNoLonger.pdf
•
National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce effort
on water infrastructure, "Water is Your Business“
- http://waterisyourbusiness.org
•
American Society of Civil Engineers report on the future economic costs of failing to act on
infrastructure needs
- http://www.asce.org/uploadedFiles/Infrastructure/Failure_to_Act/Failure_to_Act_Report.pdf
•
Congressional Research Service - Water Infrastructure Needs and Investment: Review
and Analysis of Key Issues
- http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL31116.pdf
•
Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment | Drinking Water
Infrastructure Needs Survey | US EPA
- http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/dwns/index.cfm
Florida’s Water Resources Priorities
• Protecting State’s economy & quality of life.
– Safeguarding fragile environments (rivers, wetlands, lakes, springs & estuaries)
that drive our tourism and recreational industries.
– Ensuring adequate supplies to support Florida’s agriculture & economic growth.
• Developing alternative supplies of water to support safe
growth.
• Restoring our already impacted natural systems.
• Repairing or replacing aging infrastructure.
Florida Faces A Daunting Challenge
• $24.09 Billion in new drinking water and wastewater
infrastructure by 2020. (FWEA: 9/2012)
• $1.0 to $3.2 Billion per year to implement EPA Numeric
Nutrient Criteria Rules. (FWQC / Cardno Entrix: 11/2010)
• $7.2 Billion to repair or replace aging transmission and
distribution water and wastewater infrastructure over next
20 years. (EPA Report to Congress 2007)
• $750 million dollars are needed over the next 10 years for
capital improvements and long term maintenance
programs to support flood control. (ASCE: 10/2012)
Florida Water Protection and
Sustainability Program
• Enacted in 2005 (SB 444) with universal support
(Chs. 403.890 & 373.707, f.s.)
• Recurring $100 Million for:
–
–
–
–
Alternative Water Supply Development
Development and Implementation of TMDLs
Surface Water Improvement Project Support
Small Disadvantaged Community Wastewater Projects.
250
Funding for SB 444 Program Areas
200
150
100
50
0
05/06
06/07
07/08
AWS
08/09
TMDL
09/10
SWIM
10/11
11/12
DWWP
12/13
13/14
600
Florida Water Resource Funding
500
400
300
200
100
05/06
06/07
07/08
08/09
09/10
10/11
11/12
12/13
13/14
0.008
Percent of State Budget Allocated for Water Resources
0.007
0.006
0.005
0.004
0.003
0.002
0.001
0
05/06
06/07
07/08
08/09
09/10
10/11
11/12
12/13
13/14
7
Challenge Requires Recurring Funding Support (Billions)
6
5
4
3
2
1
-
05/06
06/07
07/08
08/09
Water
09/10
Trans. WP
10/11
11/12
12/13
EPA proposes strict pollution rules for
Florida – South Florida
“The proposal could cost each Florida
household an estimated $44 to $108 per
year for sewage plant upgrades, stormwater
management and septic improvements,
according to an EPA analysis.”
Palm Beach Post
February 16, 2013
WATER: It is Our Business
“ I don’t want to reach a day where
a Texas company announces it’s moving
to Florida or Ohio because of water
issues.”
Joe Straus
Speaker Texas House of Representatives
January 2013
QUESTIONS?
Floridawateradvocates.com

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