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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 Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority meeting
scheduled for August 19, 2015, has been cancelled.
The next meeting of the WRWSA Board of Directors will be:
September 16, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Lecanto Government Center
Room 166
3600 W. Sovereign Path
Lecanto, Florida 34461
View the complete Board Meeting Schedule
(with downloadable Documents: Agenda, Minutes, & Board Package - as they become available)
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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WRWSA PRESS RELEASE
May 20, 2015
Contact: Diane Salz
850.339.8550


WITHLACOOCHEE WATER AUTHORITY HONORS PAST CHAIR
Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins Advanced Conservation Agenda

LECANTO, FL -- Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties honored immediate past chairman, Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins for his outstanding achievements during his tenure. Notably, under Mr. Adkin’s leadership, the Authority has significantly reduced water supply demand in the four-county region through water conservation by implementing a most successful outdoor irrigation program in partnership with its member governments and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).

Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins

According to Authority Executive Director Richard Owen, "building costly new water supply projects will be delayed through water conservation." Mr. Adkins also led the Authority’s participation in SWFWMD’'s Springs Protection Initiative, and achieved significant milestones including: completion of the Authority’s Regional Water Supply Plan; and inter-local agreement update during the 2014 calendar year.

The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority is a multi-county special district of the State of Florida charged with planning for and developing cost-efficient, high-quality water supplies for its member governments. The Authority promotes environmental stewardship through its water conservation programs and will develop alternative water sources when necessary to augment traditional water supplies to meet the region’s long-term needs.

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