PEACE RIVER FACILITY
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welcome to the peace river manasota regional water supply authority

Our Vision: Through cooperation and collaboration, the Authority and its members shall create and maintain a sustainable, interconnected regional water supply system..

Working Together to Supply Water to the Region

Operating as a regional partnership with our members–Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties–we work collectively to ensure adequate water supplies for an ever-growing population of more than 900,000 people in our region. We supply treated drinking water to our members, that in turn, provide water to their customers.

Every day we supply an average of 25 million gallons of water to our members. Our water supply is withdrawn from the Peace River and treated at our main facility located on the Peace River in DeSoto County near Fort Ogden. This facility treats up to 51 million gallons per day (mgd). Storage consists of 6.6 billion gallon reservoir system and an aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) system that allows us to withdraw water during “wet” months, and then store for use during “dry” periods when river flows are low.

Our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of one representative from each member county. Each board member is a county commissioner elected to serve on his or her Board of County Commissioners.

Our Administration

Our staff and consultants include engineers, hydrologists, scientists, ecologists and professionally licensed water plant operators who use advanced, scientific methods to manage our water supply and delivery system.

Authority Celebrates Silver Anniversary

The Authority celebrates 25 years of providing a reliable and safe water supply for the region. The Authority has something to brag about—something few other communities can claim. Together, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Desoto Counties through the Authority have secured high quality drinking water for the region—for decades to come.  You can read our story and learn how it happened at www.OurCommunityWater.com.

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Meetings

REGISTER NOW: Regional Water Forum 2017 – January 19, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (More Details)

The next Board Meeting will be Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 9:30 AM at the Peace River Facility.  (More Details)

Budget

Board Approves FY2017 Budget (More Details)

Regulatory

Legislative

Orange Hammock Ranch Conservation