The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) provide useful and informative documents and publications surrounding the topic of maintaining and improving water quality. Glades County is in the SFWMD, however, information from SWFWMD is also relevant and useful to Glades County residents, so information from that district is also included on this web page.

South Florida Water Management District
Information for the residential land owner  https://www.sfwmd.gov/community-residents/what-can-you-do
Information for Florida agriculture  https://www.sfwmd.gov/doing-business-with-us/agricultural

Stormwater Management: A Guide for Floridians

Storm Wise South Florida Landscapes

Managing Flood Water Before and After the Storm

Stormwater Systems in Your Neighborhood

Save the Swales

Wet Season, Dry Season - Managing Every Drop

Rainy Season Checklist


Hazardous Chemicals

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: How to Save Water through Water-Smart Planting 

Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes

Wetland/Upland Preserve Areas (Why is this swamp in my backyard?)

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Florida-Friendly Fertilizing

Waterfront Property Owners Guide

Rain Barrels, A Homeowners Guide

Florida Waters, A Water Resource Manual

Small Acreage Farm & Ranch Best Management Practices for Protecting Florida's Water

 In 2015, Glades County adopted an Ordinance to regulate stormwater drainage and soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne dust generation.  If you believe that a property owner is in violation of the provisions of the Ordinance, please report the violation to 863-946-6018.

In 2016, Glades County adopted an Ordinance to prohibit illegal dumping, which includes pollution of waterways.  If you believe that a property owner is in violation of the provisions of the Ordinance, please report the violation to 863-946-6018.

Septic System Maintenance
Maintaining Your Septic System - A Guide For Homeowners
US EPA Information 
Your Septic System is Your Responsibility