CERP Project:
C-43 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot

A pilot project is necessary to evaluate and reduce the technical and regulatory uncertainties of implementing the full-scale Caloosahatchee ASR Project. The pilot will identify the most suitable sites for the aquifer storage and recovery wells near the reservoir and determine the optimum configuration of those wells. It will provide information regarding the characteristics of the aquifer system within the Caloosahatchee River Basin as well as determine the hydro-geological and geotechnical characteristics of the upper Floridan Aquifer. The pilot will also determine the specific water quality characteristics of waters to be injected and the water quality characteristics and the amount of water to be recovered from the receiving aquifer.

The pilot includes the construction of one five-million gallons per day ASR well and associated monitoring wells and surface facilities. The project was refined to include information regarding the hydro-geological and geotechnical characteristics of the Hawthorn Aquifer.

ASR Informational Video (6 minutes)

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:

Installation and Testing

Design Agreement:

12 May 2000

CERP Component Designation:


Project Cooperation Agreement:



WRDA 2000 (Authorized Pilot); WRDA 2007 (amended)



Project Contacts:

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

Bob Verrastro
South Florida Water Management District

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