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Water Topics

DEP protects and monitors water quality, sets restoration goals for surface waters and oversees restoration activities. DEP implements state laws providing for the protection of the quality of Florida’s drinking water, ground water, rivers, lakes, estuaries and wetlands; reclamation of mined lands; and the preservation of the state’s beach and dune systems. DEP also assists local governments and other entities by providing funding for drinking water, stormwater and wastewater projects. DEP oversees water management districts as they implement water supply and water quality protection programs.



T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - Looking out over the marsh

Water Policy

Florida Water Plan Addresses statewide water management in coordination with the water management districts and other agencies, including regional water supply planning.
Lake Louisa State Park - Lily Pads floating on the water

Water Restoration Assistance

Provides grants and loans for projects that protect water quality and quantity. Eligible projects include wastewater, stormwater and drinking water facilities, beach nourishment and more.

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