Q & A with JEA: Action News Jax asks questions about the Jacksonville area water supply and growth

Q & A with JEA: Action News Jax asks questions about the Jacksonville area water supply and growth

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Northeast Florida is growing so fast, the biggest water supplier JEA is projecting that local demand will outpace groundwater supplies as early as 2035. So Action News Jax asked the question: will we run out of water?

County

Use per home

Duval

5,300

St Johns

7,200

Nassau

7,700

Clay

6,900

JEA Total

5,600

  1. How many homes do you serve? County by county break down if you have it.
  2. How many homes was it in 2014? And what is projection for 2024?

County

2014

2018

2024

Duval

219,200

225,100

264,700

St Johns

21,100

28,300

41,500

Nassau

4,700

6,700

10,300

Clay

3,100

3,800

5,200

Total

248,100

263,900

321,700

Grid

FDEP Permitted Capacity, MGD

CUP Allocation, MGD

12 Month ADF

12 Month MDF

North Grid

116.1

96.7

65.3

86.5

South Grid

189.1

52.1

47.0

80.4

Nassau Grid

8.9

4.2

3.4

6.3

Mayport Grid

0.79

0.10

0.05

0.10

Ponte Vedra Grid

3.06

1.36

1.06

1.67

Ponce de Leon Grid

1.05

0.52

0.43

0.68

OVERALL SUMMARY

319

155

117

176

The Consumptive Use Permit allocation is an annual limit regulating the amount of water that can be withdrawn out of any wellfield (Water Treatment Plant) which is tracked using the Average Daily Flow (ADF) for the grid/WTP.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issues a permit for each WTP to document what each plant is capable of producing which is tracked using the Maximum Daily Flow (MDF).