Mission: The mission of the Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse is to develop collaborative
relationships with related programs, and to collect, analyze, and make available reliable
information and technical assistance to public water supply utilities and water managers for use
in developing effective and efficient water conservation programs.
Funding for the
Conserve Florida Clearinghouse and the
EZ Guide Online application from FDEP
and associated sources was discontinued
as of June 30, 2014. Public availability of the
existing EZ Guide Online application has
been discontinued as of that date. Any interest in using the EZ
Guide Online should be directed to the
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection. It is anticipated that continued
development and support of the EZ Guide
application and methodology will occur
through the University of Florida and
Inquiries regarding the EZ Guide Online application should be directed to the contacts below.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Ryan Matthews Office of Water Policy
Florida Department of Environmental Protection 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 46 Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000 (850) 245-3150 (office phone) email:
University of Florida (for technical and research-related inquiries) Dr. James P. Heaney University of Florida P.O. Box 116450
Gainesville, FL 32611-6450 (352) 392-7344 (phone) (352) 392-3076 (fax)
EZ Guide Announcement
EZ Guide Online Policy Change
Governor Perry Signs Landmark Water Legislation in Texas
$2 Billion Water Fund Bill - Allots 20% for Water Conservation and Reuse Source: Alliance for Water Efficiency
Texas marked a milestone in water stewardship and conservation policy as Gov. Rick Perry signed House Bill 4, which lays the foundation for meeting Texas' water future. HB 4 provides for active, full-time governance at the Texas Water Development Board; creates a new funding mechanism to support water-supply project implementation over the next 50 years; and directs local, regional and state officials to prioritize projects to ensure efficient use of available resources.
The bill earmarks 20% for conservation and reuse projects for municipal and agricultural water use. It is the largest dedicated conservation and reuse project funding in any state to date.
Texas voters will be asked to approve in November moving $2 billion in money from the rainy day fund to invest in these water projects.