The Authority currently provides high-quality drinking water to Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota Counties, and the City of North Port. Plans are in place for the Authority to provide water to Manatee County in the future. In order to ensure that drinking water needs are met and that supplies are developed in a cost effective and environmentally sustainable manner, the Authority has developed policies to guide management and planning for the long-term. The cornerstone of this is the Integrated Regional Water Supply Master Plan (IRWSMP), which is updated approximately every five years. This plan contains information from our member governments outlining water needs and sources.
Board Meetings – 2021
Board of Directors’ Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2021
Board meeting material from previous years can be found in our archives.
Feb. 03, 2021 @ 9:30 A.M. - Peace River Facility
Mar. 31, 2021 @ 9:30 A.M. - Charlotte County
Jun. 02, 2021 @ 9:30 A.M. - Sarasota County
Aug. 04, 2021 @ 9:30 A.M. - Manatee County
Oct. 06, 2021 @ 9:30 A.M. - DeSoto County
DeSoto County Administration Building
Commission Chambers, First Floor
201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL
- Notice of Meeting
Dec. 01, 2021 @ 9:30 A.M. - Charlotte County
Charlotte County Administration Center
Commission Chambers, Room 119
18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL
- Notice of Meeting
Our annual budget is organized to meet the Master Water Supply Contract obligations and customer water demand projections, allow planning for long-term water demands, maintaining our existing infrastructure, and funding future projects.
Our Budget Policies document identifies funds for the budget, establishes policies for reserve accounts, and provides guidance on using and replenishing fiscal reserves. To read the policy in full, please follow the link below:
As the Authority works to meet the needs of a large population, it is imperative that we continue to reevaluate the natural resources available as well as the water requirements. To that end, we remain flexible by relying on various annual and otherwise regular reports and update our water supply plans accordingly. To view our most recent plans, please follow the link below:
The Authority budgets, including the hearing documents, presentations, and other supporting documents, for the current and previous fiscal years are available through the appropriate links below:
Budget Process for FY 2022
The Authority’s FY 2022 tentative budget presentations and supporting documents are available through the appropriate links below:
Tentative Budget Documents:
- FY 2022 Approved Tentative Budget [June 2, 2021]
- FY 2022 Tentative Budget Cost Analysis
- FY 2022 Tentative Budget Water Rate & Charges Analysis
- Historical Expenditures Comparison
Public Hearing for FY 2022 Budget:
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m.
Manatee County Administration Building
Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor
1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida
The Authority’s financial statements for the most recent and previous reporting fiscal years are available through the appropriate links below:
2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2017 Independent Auditor’s Report
2016 Independent Auditor’s Report
2015 Independent Auditor’s Report
2014 Independent Auditor’s Report
The Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority provides wholesale drinking water to its member counties and the City of North Port. First founded in 1991, the mission of the Authority is to provide the region with a sufficient, high-quality, and safe drinking water supply that is reliable, sustainable, and protective of our natural resources now and into the future. The documents that outline our primary mission and goals for the future are available in full below:
Strategic Plan, Objectives & Initiatives [February 2021]
Integrated Regional Water Supply Plan 2020 Update [August 2020]
Water Quality Master Plan [May 2020]
Statement of Agency Organization and Cooperation [February 2018]
Second Amendment to the Master Water Supply Contract [August 2015]
Master Water Supply Contract Addendum 1 [April 2009]
First Amendment to the Master Water Supply Contract [June 2008]
Master Water Supply Contract [October 2005]
Second Amended Interlocal Agreement Creating the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority [October 2005]
Florida statutes require every agency to prepare an annual regulatory plan that includes a listing of each law enacted or amended during the previous twelve months that modifies the authority of the agency.
Emergency Action Plan
The Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority is collecting the phone numbers of property owners and property tenants in the general vicinity of the Peace River Facility in DeSoto County for the purpose of updating our Emergency Action Plan. The water treatment Facility and reservoir are located near Kings Highway, approximately five miles east of I-75.
The Peace River Reservoir is an aboveground impoundment capable of holding 6 billion gallons of water that sits within the 6,000-acre RV Griffin Reserve (land preserve). The Reservoir receives and stores water pumped from the Peace River and is used to supply the adjacent Peace River Water Treatment Facility to meet public drinking water needs in Charlotte, DeSoto, and Sarasota Counties.
The reservoir was constructed inside four miles of an engineered earthen embankment completed in 2009. This embankment was designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane and a simultaneous 48-hour, 60-inch rainfall event, so the structure is very safe and the Authority staff maintains this Facility in top condition. However, in spite of the many safety measures employed for the reservoir, there is always a need to be prepared for possible unsafe conditions where potential flooding may occur as a result of an emergency.
As part of that preparation, the Authority is updating the telephone list for property owners and tenants living in the general vicinity of the Facility and reservoir. The list will be used for a reverse-911 type of system to alert and advise nearby property owners and residents in the event of an emergency condition at the reservoir.
Property owners of record in the vicinity of the reservoir system will receive a mail-out from the Authority requesting the property owner’s and, if applicable, the property tenant’s phone number information for this reverse-911 list. The Authority has contracted with Progressive Water Resources to assist us in updating the emergency call list. Please complete the information form request and return via one of the means described below so we can include you in our emergency database. You may also call us directly with your information. We will not share your phone number with any other party.
A copy of the Request for Emergency Contact Information Form and the mail-out Contact Information Request letter are available below:
Patrick Lehman, P.E.
Registered Agent for the Authority