High population growth, aging infrastructure, and sensitive ecological environments such as Florida’s Everglades are increasing the need and urgency to invest in Florida’s water infrastructure. A recent estimate published by the Florida Chamber of Commerce in 2016, states that Florida’s current freshwater demand is 7 billion gallons per day and will increase to 9 billion gallons per day by 2030. An immediate investment in Florida’s water infrastructure must be made to ensure that Floridians can continue to have access to a safe and adequate water supply. As our next State Representative, Joe will support legislation that:
Funds upgrades to pipes, pump stations and water & wastewater treatment plants, which are needed to ensure that Florida can continue to provide high quality drinking water and wastewater services to the State’s population;
Increases the use of reclaimed water, in lieu of potable water, for non-drinking purposes.