The South County Regional Water Treatment Plant has a constructed capacity to produce 32 million gallons of drinking water per day. The facility was originally constructed in 1984 with a capacity of 4 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) of lime softening water treatment process. In 1988, the facility was expanded by 8 MGD, bringing the total constructed capacity of the lime softening water treatment process to 12 MGD.
In 2004, a facility expansion was completed that added 8 MGD of reverse osmosis water treatment process in a separate process building on the same site. In 2007, an additional 4 MGD of reverse osmosis water treatment capacity was added, and in 2009, the last 8 MGD of reverse osmosis water treatment capacity was completed, bringing the reverse osmosis water treatment capacity to a total of 20 MGD.
If you have any questions, please call the Water Division at (239) 252-6245.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) - Drinking Water Plant Excellence Award from the Department of Environmental Protection 2019
American Water Works Association (AWWA) Best tasting Drinking Water Contest Regional Winner 2019
Southeast Desalting Association – Large Outstanding Membrane Plant Award 2017
Florida Water & Pollution Control Operator Association – Safety Commendation Outstanding Safety Program of the Year 2014
AWWA Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest Regional Honorable Mention 2013
AWWA Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest Regional Winner 2012
AWWA Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest State Winner 2012
FDEP - Large Plant Operations Excellence Regional Award 2010
AWWA Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest Runner Up 2010