Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 091386
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File Number: 091386 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1376-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CAPTURING, STORING AND TREATING WATER FROM THE CANAL SYSTEM Introduced: 5/1/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/2/2008
Agenda Date: 12/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A11
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. ALSO SEE 083045. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING MAYOR TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF CAPTURING, STORING AND TREATING WATER FROM THE CANAL SYSTEM PRIOR TO ITS DISCHARGE TO BISCAYNE BAY FOR REPLENISHING THE AQUIFER AND FOR IRRIGATION PURPOSES AS PART OF COUNTY’S WATER SUPPLY PLAN [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 083045]
Indexes: FEASIBILITY STUDY
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

County Attorney 5/1/2009 Assigned Henry N. Gillman

Board of County Commissioners 12/2/2008 11A11 AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: The Board adopted the foregoing resolution as amended to delete the language “…90 days…” from the last sentence of the first paragraph, and to insert the language “…five (5) months…”

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING MAYOR TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF CAPTURING, STORING AND TREATING WATER FROM THE CANAL SYSTEM PRIOR TO ITS DISCHARGE TO BISCAYNE BAY FOR REPLENISHING THE AQUIFER AND FOR IRRIGATION PURPOSES AS PART OF COUNTY’S WATER SUPPLY PLAN

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County’s 20-year Water Use Permit issued by the South Florida Water Management District includes many conditions and restrictions including the requirement that the County develop alternative water supply sources to meet increased demands over the next 20 years; and
WHEREAS, the County is making significant financial investments in capital improvement projects to provide adequate water supply for projected water demands by the use of alternative water supplies such as reclaimed water and brackish water from the Floridan Aquifer; and
WHEREAS, the County is also imposing water efficiency standards and other water conservation measures to further prevent and reduce wasteful, uneconomical, impractical or unreasonable use of our limited water resources; and
WHEREAS, each year a substantial amount of fresh water is unavailable for use by the County because the South Florida Management District opens the coastal floodgates and dumps

billions of gallons of water into Biscayne Bay to lower drainage canals to minimize and prevent flooding during a rain event; and
WHEREAS, this Board is desirous of capturing the fresh water that is currently lost to tide during a rain event for use during the dry season,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Mayor is directed to conduct a feasibility study of capturing, storing and treating water from the canal system prior to its discharge to Biscayne Bay for use in replenishing the aquifer and the County’s water supply or for irrigation purposes as part of the County’s Water Supply Plan. The County Mayor shall provide a report to this Board within 150 days of the adoption of this Resolution.



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