The District is located entirely in western Indian River County, FL and covers approximately 43 square miles.
SJID runs from S.R. 60 on the north to the St Lucie County line on the south, and from St Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) canal C-52 / L-79 on the west to the western edge of Indian River Farms Water Control District (IRFWCD) on the east.
The mission of SJID is to acquire, purchase, construct, improve, operate, and maintain drainage, irrigation, flood, and surface water control works.
The Indian River County Comprehensive Plan provides the land use designation for the area encompassed by SJID. The land in SJID is primarily agriculture in use and designation.
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The assessment base for SJID is represented by approximately 25,000 acres. A per acre assessment is levied each year against the acres or fraction of acres thereof located within SJID. The annual (fiscal year) per acre assessment is approved annually by the Board of Supervisors as presented to the SJID landowners at the annual landowners meeting in May. The fiscal year commences October 1st and runs to September 30th of the following year.
Any and all uses of SJID property, rights-of-way, and/ or easements must go through the SJID Permit Application process and must be approved by the Board of Supervisors or their designee.
All non-farming construction must also be permitted.
SJID has permits with SJRWMD which regulate certain activities.
Water Quality Testing
SJID uses an independent, certified testing lab to perform quarterly water sampling from the reservoir. Reports are available in the office.