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 2019 Dredging Project began on September 26 and completed on January 31.  The total material dredged from the canal system is 99,649 cubic yards.  


The dredger has removed the dredge discharge pipe from the canal allowing for safe boat traffic in and out of the canal system.  The only remaining task is to tow the dredge and equipment out of the canal.  They have tried twice, but due to high winds have had to turn back.


If you have questions, please call Stanley at (904) 642-0097




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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