Who We Are

The Loxahatchee River District is an Independent Special District created by the Florida Legislature in 1971. It is governed by a five-member publicly elected Governing Board. We operate an award-winning facility that collects wastewater from the community and recycles it for irrigation needs, preserving fresh water supplies for the environment. By engaging the public with relevant and compelling environmental education opportunities, such as the River Center and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, we foster stewardship among residents and visitors. As the leading authority on the Loxahatchee River, we also spearhead ongoing water quality studies and collaborate on river restoration projects.


We are dedicated to protecting public health and preserving the Loxahatchee River watershed and its natural habitats through innovative wastewater solutions, research, and environmental stewardship.


Inspiring and achieving a healthy environment

Core Values

These values shape and guide our day-to-day actions and our relationships with co-workers, customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Spirit of service to our community and the environment: We willingly work with a sense of diligence and devotion, because we understand the importance of our work.

Integrity: Our actions are intentionally honest and morally upright.

Innovation: We actively seek better ways to do things and embrace the possibility of new ideas and novel approaches.

Positive attitude: We bring a positive frame of mind to each challenge, task, or appointment.

Respect for others:  We regard others as equals, and we treat others as we would like to be treated.

Positive Work Environment: We encourage and support our colleagues, and we promote an open, constructive dialog to identify solutions.

Lean: We seek to be effective and efficient in all we do. We value nimble and streamlined processes and seek to minimize bureaucracy. We share our ideas to fuel improvement.

Collaboration: Our greatest successes come when we work as a team. We eagerly collaborate with colleagues throughout the District, sister governments, and others to advance our mission.

Safety: Our conduct is shaped by a personal commitment to protect the health and safety of ourselves and our colleagues. Safety is driven through education, training, planning, protective equipment, and individual accountability.