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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Mobile Irrigation Labs

Contact Us

FDACS:
Mark Mealo
(407) 410-6935

2727 S. Binion Rd.
Apopka, FL 32703

Natural Resources Conservation Service:
Tony Harvey
(352) 338-9562
tony.harvey@fl.usda.gov

2614 NW 43rd St.
Gainesville, FL 32606

Mobile Irrigation Labs Provide Free Irrigation Evaluations

Mobile Irrigation Labs (MILs) provide free, site-specific irrigation expertise in analyzing irrigation systems and educating property owners on how to improve water conservation and use. The MILs provide recommendations on the improvement of existing irrigation systems and equipment and educate their customers and the general public on water conservation, irrigation planning and irrigation management.

In addition to providing recommendations on irrigation system improvements, the MILs assist farmers by identifying water quality improvement opportunities available through Best Management Practices.

For more than 16 years, partnership-based MILs have been operating throughout Florida. Presently, there are 14 Agricultural MILs providing service in 65 counties.

The MILs operate within all five of Florida's water management districts and receive support from three of the water management districts, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Natural Resources Conservation Service, selected counties and selected utilities in the state.

MILs Help Florida Save Water

Since 2004, Agricultural MILs have conducted more than 8,400 evaluations on more than 335,000 acres of land, resulting in the potential to save more than 31 billion gallons per year if all their evaluation recommendations were implemented. The costs to conserve water through MIL services is very competitive when compared to the costs to develop new sources of water.

View MIL Water Conservation Reports

MIL summary water savings reports cover the period from July 2009 through June 2015. Potential water savings is the estimated savings if all MIL recommendations made during the reporting period were implemented. Actual water savings is documented through follow-up evaluations. If actual water savings is greater than potential water savings, it is likely that there were more follow-up evaluations than initial evaluations during the reporting period.

View Summary Water Savings Information by County. (Select any highlighted county on the map to see its summary water savings information.)

View Summary Water Savings Information by Agricultural MIL [ Adobe PDF Document 66.49 KB ].

You can also view summary water savings reports by registering as a user of our MIL Database.

Contact a Mobile Irrigation Lab Near You

Use the table below to find an MIL in your area. 

Table and Interactive Map

MIL

Phone

Email

Counties Served

Floridan RC&D

Cheryl McCrory
Dick Balduzzi
Wayne Boykin

(904) 471-1063



Alachua
Clay
Duval
Flagler
Nassau
Putnam
St. Johns
Volusia

Highlands SWCD

Drew Pitts
Jacob Miller

(863) 344-9024


Desoto
Hardee
Highlands
Polk

Lake SWCD

Adam Boykin
Nick Zurasky

(352) 742-7005 ext. 125

Broward
Citrus
Lake
Marion
Orange
Osceola
Seminole
Sumter
Volusia

Lower West Coast
Collier SWCD

Mark Siverling

(239) 455-4100 ext. 103

Charlotte
Collier
Glades
Hendry
Lee

NW Florida MIL

Mark Miles
Rex Patterson
Robert A. Patterson

(850) 482-0388



Bay
Calhoun
Escambia
Franklin
Gadsden
Gulf
Holmes
Jackson
Jefferson
Leon
Liberty
Okaloosa
Santa Rosa
Wakulla
Walton
Washington

Palm Beach/
Broward SWCD

David DeMaio

(561) 792-2727 ext. 114

Broward
Palm Beach

SWFWMD (ProMIL)
Mark Luchte

800-836-0797

Southwest Florida Water Management District

SWFWMD (CPMIL)

Jeff Whealton

800-836-0797

Southwest Florida Water Management District

SWFWMD (CPMIL2)

Mitch Walker

800-836-0797

Southwest Florida Water Management District

SWFWMD/USDA
(NRCS MIL)

Guillermo Alverio

(863) 773-4764 ext. 3

Charlotte
DeSoto
Hardee
Hernando
Hillsborough
Manatee
Pasco
Polk
Sarasota

South Dade SWCD

Robert Perez

(305) 242-1288

Miami-Dade

St. Lucie SWCD

Leona Yates
Dennis Grim

(772) 461-4546 ext. 113

Indian River
Martin
Okeechobee
St. Lucie

Suwannee River Basin 1 
Levy SWCD 
(Resource Conservation Partners MIL)

Matt Yates
Dale Byant
Jonathan Richardson
Vicki Yates

(850) 766-0736

Baker
Bradford
Columbia
Dixie
Gilchrist
Hamilton
Jefferson
Lafayette
Levy
Madison
Marion
Suwannee
Taylor
Union

Suwannee River Basin 2
Levy SWCD
(H2O Mobile Lab)

Cory Mikell
Rodney Watson
Rhett Watson
Chelsea Watson

(352) 318-8805

Alachua
Baker
Bradford
Columbia
Dixie
Gilchrist
Hamilton
Jefferson
Lafayette
Levy
Madison
Putnam
Suwannee
Taylor
Union