With approximately 500 miles of canals and 20 major water control structures, the Lake Worth Drainage District is one of the largest drainage districts in Florida. The agency’s water managers are responsible for the operation and maintenance of this extensive canal network to serve more than 750,000 residents and several thousand acres of agricultural land. Responsibilities include:
- Providing effective drainage and flood control for our communities
- Operating canal system to ensure a viable water supply for numerous water utilities
- Maintaining and refurbishing canals and water control structures
- Coordinating with emergency officials and the South Florida Water Management District to prepare for and respond to heavy rainfall events
Through the implementation of efficiency measures and utilization of progressive technology, the Lake Worth Drainage District is managing water to ensure the continued protection of water resources within its service area.