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  • About the River » Loxahatchee River District
    Island Jupiter Inlet Colony Jupiter Farms Hobe Sound and Palm Beach Gardens One of Florida s most unique treasures the Loxahatchee River meanders through freshwater creeks down into a brackish estuary and finally empties through the Jupiter Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean Journey back in time as you boat canoe or hike this Wild and Scenic River and discover this gem for yourself River Facts 10 major freshwater and saltwater habitats provide homes for a wide variety of wildlife It is a peaceful slow flowing river Federally designated as a Wild and Scenic River in 1985 There are only two Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida Large amounts of natural areas are still intact and publicly owned Nine miles of the Loxahatchee River including the Wild and Scenic portion flow through Riverbend Park west on Indiantown Road and Jonathan Dickinson State Park U S Highway 1 South of Hobe Sound The river itself has three main forks that flow to the central embayment area before heading out the Jupiter Inlet The Northwest Fork of the river is Florida s first federally designated Wild and Scenic River Once this slow moving river reaches the central embayment the water becomes brackish part freshwater and part saltwater as it mixes with incoming tides from the Jupiter Inlet Map of the River River Statistics Watershed Area 260 square miles Natural Area 63 Major Habitats Cypress swamp Pine Uplands and Scrub Freshwater Marshes Hardwood Hammock Mangrove swamp Seagrass beds Oyster reefs or beds Estuary Lagoons and Inlets Coastal Dunes Threatened Species Sandhill Crane Peregrine Falcon Endangered Species Wood stork Manatee Common Species Bird Blue Heron Egret Osprey Ibis Plant Cypress trees Mangroves Ferns Seagrape Cabbage Palm Slash Pine Gumbo Limbo Fish Snook Snapper Bass Tarpon Red Fish Jacks The federal government has recognized its importance

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  • Press Releases » Loxahatchee River District
    Quality Maps for the Loxahatchee River Get the most up to date information about the water quality in the Loxahatchee River more Friends of the Loxahatchee River Join us to learn about the significance of State and Federal fisheries regulations fish stocks and what the past present and future look like for this growing industry more The Trouble With Wipes In Your Pipes It s a dirty duty and rubber glove wearing Canute Dawson has it removing all the debris that clogs the sewer pipes at one of Miami Dades regional pump stations more Friends Kayak Adventures Turns into Wildlife Rescue During a recent Friends of the Loxahatchee River River Center naturalist tour of Bird Island kayakers came upon a live juvenile brown pelican tangled in fishing line and suspended from a mangrove tree more Cooking Oil PSA You just had a great holiday celebration and the cleanup has begun Do you know what to do with that left over cooking oil more River Culture Loxahatchee River District staff educates the public on protecting and preserving a Wild and Scenic River in Florida more Awarded for Excellence by FWPCOA State Association Sheldon A Primus Loxahatchee River District Plant Superintendent receives David B Lee award from the FWPCOA State Association more 2011 Domestic Wastewater Plant Operations Excellence Award Loxahatchee River District Awarded Outstanding Facility by Florida Department of Environmental Protection more Partial Redemption of LRECD Sewer Revenue Bonds Series 1978 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the applicable provisions of the governing documents of the above captioned bonds the Bonds 840 000 principal amount of the Bonds will be redeemed on October 1 2011 at the referenced Redemption Price together with interest accrued to October 1 2011 From and after October 1 2011 interest on the Bonds shall cease to accrue more 2011 Large Water Reuse Project of the Year The WaterReuse Association recently presented an award to the Loxahatchee River District more Loxahatchee River District Awarded Top Honors The Loxahatchee River District was recently awarded the 2011 David York Reuse System of the Year by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Timing of this prestigious honor coincides with kick off of the State of Florida s observance of Water Reuse Week May 15 21 2011 more Girl Scouts Present River Center with Community Award The River Center was recently honored with a Community Award presented by the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida more SFWMD Begins Pilot Program to Help Restore the Loxahatchee River 30 day flow test to provide supplemental water to benefit the river s ecosystems more River Center receives 5 000 Donation from Jupiter Inlet District The River Center received a 5 000 donation from the Jupiter Inlet District The donation will support environmental educational programs for students families and the community more The River District on Radio Green Earth Radio Green Earth spent time on the Loxahatchee River exploring both its history and current importance to South Florida Listen to this interesting piece to learn more

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  • Wastewater Facility » Loxahatchee River District
    RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US We are dedicated to preserving the Loxahatchee River and its natural habitats by implementing innovative wastewater solutions furthering river research efforts and fostering environmental stewardship Wastewater Facility Description Wastewater treatment plants are imperative for public health as well as the protection of our community s natural resources The District s wastewater system is made up of more than 1 325 000 feet or 250 miles of gravity sewer lines 430 low pressure pumping units 195 pumping stations and 584 400 feet of major force mains This network carries wastewater from homes and businesses to the regional treatment plant more Sewer System One of the most important tasks of the District over the past 37 years has been the elimination of septic tanks in our region which pose a persistent threat to the environment To date over 85 of the 60 000 homes in our service area are served by the regional sewer system and we are working to develop sewer installation programs for the remaining neighborhoods located in the urban areas more Reuse Currently more than 50 of our state s precious drinking water is being used for irrigation which is both detrimental to the environment and expensive for residents As populations rise water conservation is of increasing importance especially in growing communities like Jupiter Reuse programs allow us to limit our impact and reserve our precious fresh water supplies for drinking water more top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM 9 30 PM This year s theme is

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  • Wastewater Facility » Loxahatchee River District
    community s natural resources The District s wastewater system is made up of more than 1 325 000 feet or 250 miles of gravity sewer lines nearly 1 000 low pressure pumping units 195 pumping stations and 584 400 feet of major force mains This network carries wastewater from homes and businesses to the regional treatment plant The District s wastewater treatment facility located in Jupiter is owned operated and maintained by the Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District It serves the municipalities of Jupiter Tequesta Juno Beach along with the unincorporated areas of northern Palm Beach and southern Martin Counties The original treatment plant was founded in 1978 and has recently completed a third expansion bringing treatment capacity to 11 million gallons per day MGD All collection and transmission facilities leading from the District have been designed and constructed to meet the build out capacities for the projects neighborhoods and commercial areas they serve so that demand will never exceed capacity Clarifiers Holding Ponds Each day the District s wastewater plant receives between 6 and 7 million gallons of wastewater Primary Treatment begins as wastewater enters the plant and passes through bar screens which remove large debris A grit chamber then slows down the flow to allow sand and other heavy solids to settle at the bottom Secondary Treatment completes the process beginning with an aeration tank which supplies large amounts of air to a mixture of wastewater bacteria and other microorganisms The oxygen in the air speeds the growth of helpful microorganisms which consume harmful organic matter Then a secondary sedimentation tank called a clarifier allows the microorganisms and solid waste to form clumps and settle The settled solids are removed from the tank and scrapers collect any residue on the surface A disinfectant such as chlorine is then added to the water to complete the process The clean water is then stored in retention lakes at the District to eventually be used as a valuable supply of irrigation water in area golf course parks and residential communities The solids which have been removed undergo a stabilization process to remove odors and disease causing bateria dewatered to remove moisture then dried and pressed before being disposed Biolsolids can also be recycled as valuable fertilizers The current permitted capacity of the wastewater treatment plant is 11 million gallons per day or a capacity to accommodate the 100 000 people that will be living in our community by 2015 The recent completion of the third phase expansion extended the treatment plant up to the 11 million gallons per day During its tenure the District has been a leader in wastewater management and the recipient of numerous of awards for excellence in wastewater treatment including the Florida Engineering Society the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection s Phelps Awards the Florida Water Environment Association s prestigious David W York Award and the United States Environmental Protection Agency s highest honor Best in Nation top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added

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  • Sewer System » Loxahatchee River District
    SEPTIC SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE CONTACT US BUSCH WILDLIFE River Restoration RESEARCH REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS WILDPINE LAB QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY STUDIES REPORTS DATA WATER QUALITY RESULTS STOPLIGHT SUMMARIES VOLUNTEER WATER QUALITY PROGRAM RIVER MANAGEMENT RESTORATION LINKS MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FEDERAL STATE REGIONAL COUNTY MUNICIPAL SPECIAL DISTRICTS ADVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US Best Advanced Secondary Wastewater Treatment Facility State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection s Phelps Awards One of the most important tasks of the District over the past 30 years has been the elimination of septic tanks in our region which pose a persistent threat to the environment To date over 85 of the 60 000 homes in our service area are served by the regional sewer system and we are working to develop sewer installation programs for the remaining neighborhoods located in the urban areas Where geography allows gravity sewers have been installed In low lying areas with high water tables and restricted construction low pressure systems which operate with individual pumping units at each home have been installed District Map click to enlarge top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM 9 30 PM This year s theme is Shipwrecked in Paradise The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles door prizes and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert

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  • Reuse » Loxahatchee River District
    increasing importance especially in growing communities like Jupiter Reuse programs allow us to limit our impact and reserve our precious fresh water supplies for drinking water The Loxahatchee River District founded in 1971 began its reuse program also know as IQ Water in 1983 Today this respected wastewater recycling program serves residential communities golf courses public parks and recreational facilities such as Roger Dean Stadium with nearly seven million gallons a day The District operates an extensive network of reuse lines throughout the Jupiter and Tequesta communities with more than 165 000 feet or 30 miles of 4 inch to 24 inch force mains The Loxahatchee River District IQ Water program has garnered numerous awards from state and national environmental managers for its safety and innovation The District s I Q Water is delivered through an underground distribution system separate from drinking water Because IQ Water must meet strict health standards using it to water lawns and landscaping is a safe economical and environmentally beneficial use of this resource However IQ Water is intended for irrigation purposes only and is not suitable as drinking water Thoroughly treated and disinfected according to exacting regulations IQ Water must meet the requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection and the Public Health Department The Loxahatchee River District s IQ Water system is monitored 24 hours a day by trained operators and tested at an on site state certified laboratory as well as other independent research laboratories In addition to testing and monitoring the Loxahatchee River District employs further safety procedures such irrigating at times of least public access providing notification and signage where IQ water is in use and color coding all IQ pipes sprinklers and caps with the color purple so they may be easy recognized top of page Photo Gallery Latest

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  • Engineering » Loxahatchee River District
    RENTAL VOLUNTEER MEMBERSHIPS DONATIONS COMMUNITY SERVICE RIVER TIDINGS NEWSLETTER RESOURCES VIDEOS PRESENTATIONS FRIENDS OF THE LOXAHATCHEE RIVER KIDS KORNER PUZZLES GAMES QUIZZES CALENDAR OF EVENTS PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES LOXAHATCHEE RIVER MANAGEMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL SEPTIC SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE CONTACT US BUSCH WILDLIFE River Restoration RESEARCH REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS WILDPINE LAB QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY STUDIES REPORTS DATA WATER QUALITY RESULTS STOPLIGHT SUMMARIES VOLUNTEER WATER QUALITY PROGRAM RIVER MANAGEMENT RESTORATION LINKS MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FEDERAL STATE REGIONAL COUNTY MUNICIPAL SPECIAL DISTRICTS ADVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US Design Standards Comprehensive details standards and information for the Loxahatchee River District s design and engineering services more Applications for Service Download application for service forms for New Construction Residential New Construction Commercial and Existing Building more Maps Composite and satellite maps for the area covered by the Loxahatchee River District more top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM 9 30 PM This year s theme is Shipwrecked in Paradise The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles door prizes and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert speakers engaging storytellers and other unique entertainment Tickets to Night on the Loxahatchee are 60 per person with 10 discount for members of Friends of the Loxahatchee River Limit 2 tickets at discounted rate per membership

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  • Design Standards » Loxahatchee River District
    ECO FUN EDUCATION SCHOOL AND CAMP EXPERIENCES BIRTHDAY PARTIES FACILITY RENTAL VOLUNTEER MEMBERSHIPS DONATIONS COMMUNITY SERVICE RIVER TIDINGS NEWSLETTER RESOURCES VIDEOS PRESENTATIONS FRIENDS OF THE LOXAHATCHEE RIVER KIDS KORNER PUZZLES GAMES QUIZZES CALENDAR OF EVENTS PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES LOXAHATCHEE RIVER MANAGEMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL SEPTIC SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE CONTACT US BUSCH WILDLIFE River Restoration RESEARCH REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS WILDPINE LAB QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY STUDIES REPORTS DATA WATER QUALITY RESULTS STOPLIGHT SUMMARIES VOLUNTEER WATER QUALITY PROGRAM RIVER MANAGEMENT RESTORATION LINKS MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FEDERAL STATE REGIONAL COUNTY MUNICIPAL SPECIAL DISTRICTS ADVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US Download our Contruction Standards and Technical Specifications book and technical drawings 2016 Construction Standards and Technical Specifications 151 pages 4 6 MB Low Pressure Sewer System Information Record Drawing Submittal Guide top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM 9 30 PM This year s theme is Shipwrecked in Paradise The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles door prizes and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert speakers engaging storytellers and other unique entertainment Tickets to Night on the Loxahatchee are 60 per person with 10 discount for members of Friends of the Loxahatchee River Limit 2 tickets at discounted rate per membership Tickets 70 after March 22 2015 For information about the event

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