Water pumps and storageThe Palm Beach County Water Resources Task Force was created by Resolution of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to identify and evaluate opportunities and impediments to providing future water supply, conservation, wastewater treatment, and reuse or reclaimed water opportunities in the most efficient and cost effective manner practicable.

Additionally, a Technical/Professional Working Group is established to advise the Task Force on technical, environmental, and other professional subject matters as requested by the Task Force.  The Task Force and Working Group are composed of elected and appointed officials designated by government entities identified in the Resolution.​

Palm Beach County Water Resources Manager

Paul Linton, PE, is Palm Beach County’s Water Resources Manager.  Mr. Linton possesses extensive experience in South Florida water / engineering issues, including over a decade of private consulting experience working on drainage, water resource, and geotechnical projects, and notably over two decades at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).  His experience at the SFWMD included directing the 24/7 operations for the 16-county SFWMD area that included flood control, water quantity, water quality, and environmental restoration responsibilities.  Mr. Linton was Florida Power and Lights Dam Safety Engineer from 2019 through 2021.

Paul holds a Bachelors of Civil Engineering and a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering, both from the University of Florida.