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Public comment invited on Lower West Coast Water Supply Plan Update

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The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is encouraging our partners, stakeholders and the public to provide comments on draft versions of Chapter 2 (Demand Estimates and Projections) and Appendix A (Water Demand Projections) for the 2022 Lower West Coast (LWC) Water Supply Plan Update.

The plan will assess current and projected water needs in the LWC Water Supply Planning Area through 2045. The planning area encompasses Lee County and portions of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Monroe counties.

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The deadline to submit comments on these drafts is Friday, July 29, 2022. Email Bob Verrastro, Lower West Coast Plan Update Manager, at bverras@sfwmd.gov to submit comments.

Draft versions of chapters 1, 3, and 4 were previously posted on SFWMD.gov/LWCPlan on May 25, 2022 for early review and comment through June 8, 2022.

SFWMD thanks you for your continued involvement in the planning process for the 2022 Lower West Coast Water Supply Plan Update, looks forward to receiving your comments and appreciates your contributions.