Welcome to Harbour Waterway Special District (HWSD)


The HWSD is a Special Dependent District created by the City Council of Jacksonville, Florida on October 12, 2010.  The district consists of the properties and easements associated with a canal system that is common to four independent neighborhoods in the Fort Caroline area.


The express duties of the District are to maintain the Navigability of our Canal System, to manage our spoil site on Reed Island, and to administer the regulations for the waterway. The district was created to guaranty the routine dredging of the waterway, through the collection of non-ad valorem assessments. 



2019 DREDGING PROJECT:  The HWSD is pleased to announce our 2019 Dredging Project will begin on August 31, 2019.  Please begin to make preparations to move floating boats out of the waterway for the dredge.  Boats on boat lifts may remain in the canal.  We anticipate the dredging operations will take 90 days.



2019 HWSD MEMBERSHIP MEETING:  On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Resurrection Episcopal Church , the HWSD will host a fiscal yearend review of our progress and future plans for the District including:

  • Purchase of 138 acres from JaxPort on Reed Island for a spoil site   - Complete
  • Purchase of 44 acres from the City of Jacksonville on Reed Island    - Complete
  • License agreements to use excess capacity in the spoil site             -  Ongoing
  • Plans for our 2019 full canal dredging project                                -  Scheduled




The Harbour Waterway Special District holds regularly scheduled meetings on the second tuesday of the month at the Resurrection Episcopal Church all members of the district and the public are welcome to attend.




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