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Infrastructure Advantages in Florida

Energizing Prosperity

Florida meets present demands and future needs with a diversity of fuel sources.

Janet Ware | 9/24/2009

Keeping Water Abundant

As Florida grows, state water managers are charged with the dual responsibility of protecting the environment while meeting the water needs of residents and industry. Florida’s five water management districts, along with other state agencies, continue to seek new sources to address the state’s growing water needs. Close to 50% of the nation’s 250 desalination plants that convert salt water to fresh are found in Florida; the nation’s largest such plant is located in Tampa Bay.

The Everglades
Everglades restoration efforts will help ensure a ready water supply.
Water conservation and reuse remain high priorities with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In fact, Florida’s total reuse capacity of domestic wastewater treatment jumped 291% from 1986 to 2007.

In August 2009, a Florida judge ruled that the state can move ahead with a $536-million, 73,000-acre deal with U.S. Sugar to re-establish the water flow from Lake Okeechobee south to the Everglades. In addition, the DEP is using $88 million worth of federal stimulus money to enhance drinking water, and $132.29 million to ensure clean water for Floridians.

Florida’s Energy Companies
City of Tallahassee - Electric Utility
City of Vero Beach
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Florida Municipal Power Agency
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
FPL Group Inc.
Gainesville Regional Utilities
Gulf Power
Homestead Energy Services
Keys Energy Services
Kissimmee Utility Authority
Lake Worth Utilities
Lakeland Electric
New Smyrna Beach Utilities
Ocala Electric Utility
Orlando Utilities Commission
Progress Energy Florida
Reedy Creek Improvement District
Seminole Electric Cooperative
Tampa Electric Company

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