District Information

The Flow Way Community Development District is an independent special district established pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida, Statutes. Collier County, Florida established the District on March 4, 2002 by Ordinance No. 02-09 of Collier County, (the "Ordinance").

The District meetings for Fiscal Year 2024 will be held at the Esplanade Golf and Country Club, 8910 Torre Vista Lane, Naples Florida 34119.  The next meeting will be the Public Hearings and Regular Meeting to be held on July 18, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

About the Districts

Community Updates

Pump Station Update

July 3, 2024: The irrigation vendor will be onsite at the Esplanade Landscape Pump Station which irrigates the residential and common areas to pull one of four pumps and rebuild it. Rebuilding the pump will extend its lifespan, and ensure the system has no unexpected issues in the future. This is part of an ongoing capital program. 

The work will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete. During that time you may experience low water pressure and longer run times to ensure adequate coverage. 

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve the community.


Lake Bank Restoration using Geo-Tubes

Flow Way Community Development District (CDD) has undertaken a restoration program of the lake banks in the Community.  Over the years, natural wave action caused by wind and fluctuating water levels has caused lake bank erosion in various portions of the 27 lakes and flow way canal. Lake Inspections were completed in 2022, so a 5-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) could be prepared to address the non-compliant permitted slopes in a timely manner.  The Stormwater Erosion Report prepared by the District Engineer in March, 2022 provides a recommendation for lake bank restoration using geo-tubes.  Over the next few months Lakes 2, 7, 9 and 17 will be under construction for the installation of these geo-tubes to restore the lake banks to their original permitted condition.  

Schedule of construction is estimated from late-January to mid-March 2024.

Click here for a Map of Lakes within the District

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Geo-tubes are sediment-filled sleeves that are used to help protect lake shores from erosion.  To install a geo-tube, the lake needs to go under a pump dredging procedure. Pump dredging is performed in shallower areas to gather up all the bottom sediments and dispose them to another location or reuse the sediment to recreate a shoreline.  There are three types of geo-tube bags that are used to create a new shoreline, which are a base tube, middle tube, and a sacrificial tube. The base tube will help create the new base of the shoreline, the middle tube will help create the vertical height along with setting the long steep slope at a proper ratio, and the sacrificial tube will provide a base for sod to complete the new shoreline.

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The reason why shore restoration is important is because recycling soils eliminates the cost of offsite sediment disposal.  Addressing the natural process of erosion and saltation will help restore the pond’s depth, slope, and grades that meet permit requirements. The process includes the use of the pond’s old materials to restore the eroded shoreline.

The final product will protect residents from potential fall accidents along the lake’s bank and promote volunteer littoral to grow and create better aesthetics for the entire community.

Click here for a preview video of the Lake Bank Restoration Project

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To view the Bonita Springs Emergency Water Pumping Plan click on the link below:

South Florida Water Management District Letter (SFWMD) Emergency Operational Plan Letter

Bonita Springs Pumping Operation Plan Letter (SFWMD)

Operational Plan for Emergency Pumping in the City of Bonita Springs