Green infrastructure or Low Impact Development (GI/LID) is a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts that provides many community benefits. While single-purpose gray stormwater infrastructure—conventional piped drainage and water treatment systems—is designed to move urban stormwater away from the built environment, green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source while delivering environmental, social, and economic benefits. GI/LID projects are eligible for nonpoint source funding.
Chapter 376.307(1)(e)4, Florida Statutes, authorizes subsidies for increased costs associated with potable water well construction for drinking water wells within an EDB delineated area. The amount is limited to one-half the cost of the well including testing, or one-half the present-worth of the 10-year cost of providing and maintaining filters, and is subject to federal income tax laws.
The Water Supply Restoration Funding Program (Program) has a state-wide contracted plumber to install and maintain water filtration systems to private potable water wells at no cost to the property owners. The Program attempts to have these filtration system serviced based on on-going contamination. They are the property of the Department of Environmental Protection. There are three basic types of water filtration systems that are used - point of entry or granulated activated carbon, point of use or reverse osmosis or ion exchange filters.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.