Water is essential to our lives. What we need is not only a certain amount in quantity, but also a certain level in quality. Recently, people are talking about nutrient levels in water bodies and FDEP is also developing the water quality nutrient criteria. I think it would be helpful to review the water quality regulations in Florida. I found this article “Evolution of Water Quality Regulations in the United States and Florida” on EDIS and would like to share with you. I hope that you will have a better understanding of numeric nutrient standards for our water bodies.