CERP Project:
PBC Agriculture Reserve Aquifer
Storage and Recovery

The purpose of this project is to supplement water supplies for central and southern Palm Beach County by capturing and storing excess water currently discharged to the Lake Worth Lagoon. These supplemental deliveries would reduce demands on Lake Okeechobee and Loxahatchee National Wildlife Area. It is assumed that this facility could also be designed to achieve water quality improvements in downstream receiving waters, depending upon pollutant loading conditions in the watershed.

The project includes 15 aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) well clusters, with a capacity of 75-million gallons per day, and associated chlorination for pre- and post- for pre-treatment and aeration for post-treatment, located adjacent to a reservoir (Part 1). The wells would pump water into the aquifer during the wet season; and would pump water from the aquifer to the Lake Worth Drainage District canals to help maintain canal stages during the dry season.

Project Details:

Project Sponsor:

South Florida Water Management District

Project Schedule:

For scheduling information regarding this project, please see the Master Implementation Sequencing Plan (MISP).

Project Phase:

Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design

Design Agreement:

12 May 2000

CERP Component Designation:

VV Part 2

Project Cooperation Agreement:



Not currently authorized


Project Contacts:

Jeff Couch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers