St. Petersburg Drainage

St. Petersburg Drainage Ditch Conveyance Improvements Pinellas County, FL Water Resource Associates, (WRA) designed, permitted and managed construction for the conveyance improvements within a City of St. Petersburg Drainage Ditch east of 4th Street South just north of 55th Avenue South. The improvements were associated with the Little Bayou Coastal Restoration Project, a public/private partnership facilitated by WRA as part …

Regional Water Plan

Conceptual Regional Water Supply Plan Chiefland/Fanning Springs/Trenton, Florida The District’s land acquisition efforts for both the cities of Fanning Springs and Trenton for water supply had been unsuccessful. Fanning Springs initiated discussions with the District and City of Chiefland to determine if there was interest in using the District’s property to serve both Chiefland and Fanning Springs.  During the discussions …

Seawater Desalination

Seawater Desalination Feasibility Study Brooksville, FL WRA was engaged as the prime contractor by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to conduct an investigation to identify and evaluate the feasibility of additional of large scale (>15 mgd) seawater desalination facilities along the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Mark Farrell, P.E. served as the project manager and principal investigator.  The WRA …

Tri-State Water Resources

Water Resource Advisor to USEPA-ACT/ACF Water Allocation Formula Negotiations Alabama, Florida and Georgia The Tri-State Compact on Water Resources between Florida, Georgia and Alabama has been discussed, negotiated and litigated for over the past 20-years.  The allocation of water throughout the major river basins between the three states has been contentious with the Federal government responsible for the control of water …

The Villages Permit Review

The Villages Water Use Permit Review Lake County Water Resource Associates was selected to provide litigation support services for a water use permit challenge. The permit renewal increased existing groundwater allocations by nearly 7 mgd,  and was of concern to neighboring communities due to the potential for regional drawdown of the aquifer system.   WRA prepared a comprehensive review of …

WISE Phases 1 & 2

Water Infrastructure and Supply Enhancement Project Phases I & II Hillsborough County, FL The Water Infrastructure and Supply Enhancement (WISE) Project is a multi-phased project that will provide a detailed assessment of the state of the County’s water resources, regulatory climate, current and future water demand and identify potential options for water supply and/or reclaimed water infrastructure improvements that will benefit …

Marion County Reclaimed

Marion County Water Conservation and Reclaimed Water Initiative Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) WRA analyzed water conservation and reclaimed water opportunities for Marion County, FL and its incorporated municipalities.  This included an inventory of existing programs and reclaimed projects. Based on population projections potential water savings and impact to per capita usage utilizing additional water conservation and reclaimed water …

Withlacoochee Phase II

Withlacoochee Master Regional Water Supply Planning and Implementation Program Phase II – Detailed Water Supply Feasibility Analyses Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) WRA evaluated potential water sources to assess environmental impacts, ability to permit, public perception, long-term viability of source, relative cost and time required to implement, conflicts with existing sources, ability to serve multiple users, and compatibility with current …

Withlacoochee Phase VII

Withlacoochee Master Regional Water Supply Planning and Implementation Program Phase VII – Water Feasibility Analyses Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) Utilizing SWFWMD’s “Northern District Model” and other appropriate tools, the Authority sought to determine a planning level estimate of how much additional groundwater can be withdrawn (allocated) in order to devise a range of management schemes to minimize impacts …