CERP Project:
Hillsboro Aquifer Storage and Recovery

This project would supplement water deliveries to the Hillsboro Canal during dry periods, thereby reducing demands on Lake Okeechobee and the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Water from the Hillsboro Canal basin in southern Palm Beach County would be injected into ASR wells adjacent to the Site 1 reservoir location. The location, extent of treatment and number of ASR wells may be modified based on findings obtained from the Hillsboro ASR Pilot. The initial design of the ASR facility assumes 30 well clusters, each with a capacity of 5-million gallons per day with chlorination for pre-injection treatment and aeration for post-withdrawal injection water quality treatment. Water would be released back to the Hillsboro Canal to help maintain canal stages during the dry-season. Water from the Hillsboro Canal would be pumped into the Site 1 above-ground reservoir when excess water is available.

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:

M Part 2

Project Cooperation Agreement:



Not currently authorized


Project Contacts:

Orlando Ramos-Gines
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Bob Verrastro
South Florida Water Management District