About Us

The Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority is a regional water supplier that provides wholesale drinking water supporting the region’s economic growth and quality of life. The Authority provides the platform for its four member counties to collaboratively plan the region’s water supply benefitting from an economy of scale, shared expertise, and environmental stewardship. 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.

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


Our Mission:

To provide the region with a 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 Authority and its Customers shall create, maintain, and expand a sustainable, interconnected regional water supply system.


Our Core Values:

Cooperation & Collaboration: Maintaining a strong spirit of cooperation while collaboratively addressing regional water supply needs through the leadership, guidance, and shared expertise of the Authority and Member Governments.

Resiliency: Planning and forging a system that is environmentally thoughtful and sustainable, highly interconnected, diversified, and adaptable.

Financial Stability: Implementing policies and practices to maintain fiscal health while ensuring integrity and transparency in the financial process and providing affordable water rates that are fair and equitable.

Leadership and Water Advocacy: Developing a workplace culture that is supportive and engaging, while advocating for and promoting the value of water to the public and elected officials through education and outreach efforts.


Elton Langford, Chair

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


DeSoto County, District 4

Bill Truex, Vice-Chair

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


Charlotte County, District 3

Commissioner George Kruse

George Kruse

1112 Manatee Ave. West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 745-3714


Manatee County, At Large

Michael A. Moran

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


Sarasota County, District 1

Executive Staff

Mike Coates, PG

Executive Director

Douglas Manson, Esq.

Legal Counsel, Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn

Richard Anderson

Director of Operations

Terri Holcomb, PE

Director of Engineering


Jim Guida, PG

Director of Water Resources & Planning


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