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One Charlotte, One Water

One Water One Charlotte LogoOne Charlotte, One Water is the holistic approach to water quality Charlotte County takes to ensure its policies and practices contribute to the long-term health, enjoyment, and availability of our water. It treats all water – our harbor, rivers, bays, canals, creeks, potable water, wastewater, stormwater, reclaimed water – as one water.


2023 One Charlotte, One Water Town Hall, Jan. 31

Charlotte County invites the public to join county staff for an overview of the past, present and future of water management at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

Staff will provide information on a variety of topics, including:

  • Our Water Story Up to Now: A brief history of water in Charlotte County
  • Water Quality: What we know, what we're learning, and what we plan to do next
  • Storm Water Management: Where does stormwater go, how do we manage it, and possible changes on the horizon
  • Drinking Water Management: The story of your drinking water, from source to tap, wastewater treatment and disposal, and the future of water availability
  • Water Policy and Planning: The intersection of Comprehensive Planning and water, and how the county is identifying vulnerabilities to flooding and sea level rise
  • Education And Outreach: Opportunities for you to learn more and get involved
  • Tying it All Together: The One Water Approach- A preview of the One Charlotte, One Water Plan

Throughout the Town Hall, participants will have opportunities to provide feedback on the county's water activities and direction of the One Water Plan. If you have any questions about this event, please contact

Water Quality Monitoring

Charlotte County implemented the first phase of its county ambient monitoring in June 2022. Information regarding the project and sample locations may be found via the following links: Site Map | Project Plan 

If you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations regarding any element of the county monitoring strategy, please contact

South Gulf Cove Monitoring Dashboard

Since 2009, the South Gulf Cove MSBU has been funding collection of quarterly samples at five locations in their area. Data collected under this project may be viewed via this draft SGC Monitoring Dashboard. Please contact with any questions or comments.

2022 Charlotte County Water Quality Summit

Charlotte County recently hosted the 2022 Water Quality Summit. Guest panelists provided information on a variety of topics, including:

  • Identifying water quality drivers in Charlotte Harbor
  • Recent advances in harmful algal bloom detection, prediction and communication
  • County activities and partnerships to monitor, improve, and protect water quality and natural habitats
  • Opportunities for citizen education and action

A recording of the event has been posted to this page and will be rebroadcast on CC-TV.  

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about this event, please contact

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Brandon Moody
Charlotte County Government
Water Quality Manager

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