SFWMD Governing Board awards final contract to build wetland component of the EAA Reservoir project


WEST PALM BEACH -- The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board has awarded the final contract needed to build the Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) component of the EAA Reservoir Project. 

The $175 million contract to create the natural wetland include:

  • Two pump stations,
  • Inflow and outflow canals,
  • Levees,
  • Culverts, and
  • Earthwork.

The EAA Reservoir Project is a joint Everglades restoration project between SFWMD and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 6,500-acre STA, which is being built by SFWMD, will clean the water to meet state water quality standards before it is sent south. It is expected to be completed by 2023.

The 10,500-acre reservoir, which is being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold 240,000 acre-feet of water. The first construction contract for the  massive reservoir is expected by the end of the year.

The district continues to advance all components of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) all around South Florida.