Water-Related News

Winter Haven staff introduce One Water Master Plan

WINTER HAVEN – Over the past 100 years or so, it's been relatively cheap to draw water out of the Floridan Aquifer and pipe it to your home or business.

At a Winter Haven City Commission meeting Sept. 10, Winter Haven Assistant Utilities Director Mike Britt relayed to the commissioners that those times have changed.

“There is no doubt that water is going to be more expensive in the future,” Britt said. “We have basically run out of inexpensive ground water that we have enjoyed for over a century.”

Britt and City of Winter Haven Utilities Director Gary Hubbard spoke to commissioners about a proposed two-year, $1.3 million study to map out future alternative water supplies.