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
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.