About Us

Since 1991, we have provided drinking water to more than 900,000 people across Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. Every day, we supply an average of 26 million gallons of water per day (MGD) to our members.

Our Mission: To provide the region with a sufficient, high quality, safe drinking water supply that is reliable, sustainable and protective of our natural resources now and into the future.

Our Vision: Through cooperation and collaboration, the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority and its members shall create, maintain and expand a sustainable, interconnected regional water supply system.

We are comprised of a board of directors and dedicated staff.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Elton A. Langford, Chair

201 E. Oak Street, Ste 201
Arcadia, FL 34266
(863) 993-4800

e.langford@desotobocc.com

Desoto County, District 4

Ken Doherty, Vice Chair

18500 Murdock Circle, Ste 536
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 743-1300

Ken.Doherty@CharlotteCountyFL.gov

Charlotte County, District 1

Alan Maio

1660 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 861-5000

amaio@scgov.net

Sarasota County, District 4

Priscilla Trace

1112 Manatee Ave. West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 745-3701

priscilla.trace@mymanatee.org

Manatee County, District 1

Executive Staff

Patrick Lehman, PE

Executive Director

Mike Coates, PG

Deputy Director

Douglas Manson, Esq.

Legal Counsel, Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn

Senior Staff

Kevin Morris, PE, PWE, BCEE, CPPO, CSEP, CGFM

Engineering & Projects Manager

Richard Anderson

 System Operations Manager

Ann Lee, MBA, CGFO

Finance & Administration Manager

The Authority follows state ethics guidelines. The statute can be found here.

The Division of Ethics can be found here.