Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Jacksonville District
Completion Date: 12/1/2002
The purpose of this work effort was to estimate existing water use and to develop water demand projections for the CERP planning area. For the purpose of this analysis, the study area was defined as the parts of the eight counties in the service area of the South Florida Water Management Model (SFWMM). This M&I water demand analysis was part of the ongoing CERP planning effort and was needed to adjust the M&I water use projections that are used as input to modeling that will continue to be the basis for planning and optimally designing the many projects that comprise the CERP.
The result of this study effort was a set of M&I water use projections, distributed by use sector. The sectors included residential, commercial, industrial, public services, and unaccounted-for water use. The water use estimates were developed for a 50-year planning period extending from 2000 through 2050 and were developed using the IWR-MAIN Water Demand Analysis Software. Various sets of projections were developed involving different scenarios that reflect alternative demographic and economic projections and different assumptions regarding water use conservation.