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 – 2020

Board meeting material from previous years can be found in our archives.

Jan. 31, 2020 9:30 AM

Peace River Facility
Water Quality & Training Facility
8998 SW County Road 769, Arcadia, FL




Apr. 29, 2020 9:30 AM - CANCELED

Sarasota County Administration Center
Commission Chambers, First Floor
1660 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL


May 27, 2020 9:30 AM

DeSoto County Administrative Building
Commission Chambers, First Floor
201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL


Aug. 5, 2020 9:30 AM

Charlotte County Administration Center
Commission Chambers, Room 119
18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL


Sep. 30, 2020 9:30 AM

Bradenton Area Convention Center
Longboat Key Room
1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL




Dec. 2, 2020 9:30 AM

Turner Agri-Civic Center
Exhibit Hall
2250 Northeast Roan Street, Arcadia, FL


Budget Process

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.

Budget Policies

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:

Budget Policies [October 2, 2019]


Looking Forward

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:

5-Year Capital Improvement Plan & 20-Year Capital Needs Assessment [Fiscal Period 2021 – 2040] 



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:

FY 2020 Budget
FY 2019 Budget
FY 2018 Budget
FY 2017 Budget
FY 2016 Budget
FY 2015 Budget
FY 2014 Budget


Budget Process for FY 2021

The Authority’s FY 2021 tentative budget presentations and supporting documents are available through the appropriate links below:


Tentative Budget Documents:

Budget Hearing:

August 5, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m.
Charlotte County Administration Center
Commission Chambers, Room 119
18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida


Financial Statements

The Authority’s financial statements for the most recent and previous reporting fiscal years are available through the appropriate links below:

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

Governance Documents

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:

Statement of Agency Organization and Cooperation, Feb. 2018
Strategic Plan, Objectives & Initiatives, April 2017
Master Water Supply Contract, Oct. 2005
First Amendment to the Master Water Supply Contract, Jun. 2008
Master Water Supply Contract Addendum 1, Apr. 2009
Second Amendment to the Master Water Supply Contract, Aug. 2015
Second Amended Interlocal Agreement Creating the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, Oct. 2005

Regulatory Plan

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.

We greatly appreciate your assistance. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us via email at, or by telephone at (941) 552-5657.

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.
Executive Director
Registered Agent for the Authority
(941) 316-1776