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The Withlacoochee River:
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Notices

The WRWSA has adopted its Annual Calendar of Fiscal Year 2015-16 Meeting Dates reflecting the Board’s monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at the Lecanto Government Building.

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The next meeting of the WRWSA Board of Directors will be:
May 18th, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Lecanto Government Center
Room 166
3600 W. Sovereign Path
Lecanto, Florida 34461
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(with downloadable Documents: Agenda, Minutes, & Board Package - as they become available)
WRWSA 2015-2016 Regulatory Plan

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WRWSA PRESS RELEASE
January 20, 2016
Contact: Diane Salz
850.339.8550


WITHLACOOCHEE WATER AUTHORITY ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato to Serve as New Chairman

LECANTO, FL -- Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authoritya’s Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion, and Sumter counties began the new year by electing new officers. Beginning February 17th, Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato will serve as Chairman, Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson will serve as Vice-Chairman, and Marion County Commissioner Earl Arnett will serve as Treasurer for the Authority. This past year, Sumter County Commissioner Al Butler served as Authority Chairman from January 21, 2015 through February 16, 2016, during an important period of time when the Authority has been working to update the Charles A. Black Wellfield Contract for Water Supply. The next Authority Board of Directors meeting will be on February 17th at 3:30 p.m. at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461.
RESOLUTION 15-01
A Resolution by the
Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA)
in Support of the Rainbow River Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Plan

WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature created the Surface Water Improvement and Management Act of 1987, as amended for the purpose of protecting and restoring the surface water resources of the State of Florida, and

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WRWSA PRESS RELEASE
November 18, 2015
Contact: Diane Salz
850.339.8550


WITHLACOOCHEE WATER AUTHORITY SUPPORTS RAINBOW RIVER IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Region’s Aesthetic, Ecological, and Economic Health Should Benefit

LECANTO, FL -- Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority’s (WRWSA) Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties expressed support for approval and implementation of the Rainbow River Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Plan, by adopting a resolution. The plan was developed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, in cooperation with local, regional, state agencies and various stakeholders. The effort was led by the Springs Coast Steering Committee, with support from Management and Technical committees. The WRWSA participated on the Management Committee. A unique treasure, the Rainbow River is a first-magnitude spring system that contributes to the region’s aesthetic, ecological, and economic health. Issues, strategies, and priorities needed to protect and restore the Rainbow River are identified in the plan. Successful implementation of the plan requires support at all levels of government and private stakeholders. A copy of the resolution may be found at the Authority’s website: www.wrwsa.org. The next Authority Board of Directors meeting will be held on January 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461.

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WRWSA Regional Water Supply Plan
2014 Update Completed

The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority Regional Water Supply Plan 2014 Update (Plan) is now available and may be viewed on this website at www.wrwsa.org/2014RWSPUpdate.htm. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), through its Cooperative Funding Initiative, and the WRWSA jointly funded the development of this document.

The Plan is an assessment of water demands and potential water supply sources to meet identified demands through the year 2035. Portions of the Plan will be incorporated into the District’s 2015 update of the Regional Water Supply Plan for the District’s Northern Planning Region.

2013-14 FY Audit Report by Purvis Gray & Company (in .pdf format)

WRWSA PRESS RELEASE
May 20, 2015
Contact: Diane Salz
850.339.8550


WITHLACOOCHEE WATER AUTHORITY ADOPTS FY 2015-16 BUDGET
Enhanced Efficiencies are an Added Benefit for Member Governments

LECANTO, FL -- The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority’s Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties adopted its 2015-16 budget, representing reduced costs and enhanced efficiencies for member governments. The Authority’s per capita assessment has remained $0.19 for the past five years, while overall expenditures for the coming year will be 19.9% less. Notably, the Authority’s administrative budget is reduced by 1.9% from the current year owing to a diligent effort to hold the line and reduce, where possible, all administrative expenses. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Authority has successfully reduced its Administrative budget. The water resource development projects budget will be 31.3% less than the current year, reflecting completion of several key projects. Projects included in the coming year’s budget continue the Authority’s highly successful, on-going regional outdoor irrigation program conducted in partnership with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Authority member governments.

In addition, the Authority’s Local Government Water Conservation Grants are funded at the current year’s funding level of $130,000, with grant proposals due by the end of June and will be presented to the Board in September. The grant program is intended to fund water conservation-related projects on a matching basis. Applications and instructions are found on the Authority’s website here: Grant Program Information. Water conservation continues to be the most cost-effective way to stretch limited fresh ground water supplies in order to meet the region’s growing demand.

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