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Notices

The WRWSA has adopted its Annual Calendar of Fiscal Year 2016-17 Meeting Dates reflecting the Board’s monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at the Lecanto Government Building.

Download printable version in .pdf format

The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority meeting
scheduled for June 21, 2017, has been cancelled.
The next meeting of the WRWSA Board of Directors will be:
July 19, 2017 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 CERTIFICATION OF RULES 2017
(120.695(2) FLORIDA STATUTES)

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Local Government Water Supply Funding Assistance Program

The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) will accept applications for its Fiscal Year 2017-18 Local Government Grants Program starting on May 1, 2017. Applications must be received no later than June 30, 2017.

Program Guidelines
Application Process
Application Form View the Local Government Water Supply Funding Assistance Program Application form (in .pdf format)    Download the  Application form - check your 'Downloads' folderm (in .doc format)
Draft Project Grant Agreement View Draft Project Grant Agreement (in .pdf format)   Download the Draft Project Grant Agreement - check your 'Downloads' folder (in .doc format)

This grants program is sponsored by the WRWSA to fund local water conservation projects on a matching basis. The staff will recommend to the Board that the Authority continue to accept grant applications for water conservation-related projects only.

Applications and instructions will be available on the Authority web page at www.wrwsa.org by May 01, 2017. Applications will be considered by the Board at its July 19, 2017 Board meeting. Awards are scheduled to be made at the September 20, 2017 Board meeting.

Download the complete Grant Application Packet View Draft Project Grant Agreement (in .pdf format)

If you have any questions about the grants program, please contact me at (352) 293-5955. You may also call LuAnne Stout at the Lecanto Office (352) 527-5795. If you desire to contact me by FAX, my FAX number is (352) 527-5797 and my e-mail address is ’richardowen@wrwsa.org’.

Richard S. Owen, AICP, Executive Director
Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority

Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority
Request for Consultant Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)
for
General Professional Engineering and Technical Services
View Additional Information
WRWSA 2016-2017 Regulatory Plan

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2015-2016 FY Audit Report by Purvis Gray & Company (in .pdf format)

WRWSA PRESS RELEASE
January 18, 2017
Contact: Diane Salz
850.339.8550


WITHLACOOCHEE WATER AUTHORITY ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Honors former Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato for Outstanding Service

LECANTO, FL -- Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority’s Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion, and Sumter counties began the new year by electing a slate of new officers: Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson, serving as Chairman; Marion County Commissioner Michelle Stone serving as Vice-Chairwoman; and Sumter County Commissioner Steve Printz serving as Treasurer. The Authority officially recognized former Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato for his outstanding service during his tenure from 2005 through 2016. Mr. Damato served as the Authority’s chairman for four terms, during an important period of time when the Authority was working to update the Charles A. Black Wellfield Contract for Water Supply. During his tenure, Commissioner Damato also led the Authority through a variety of critical projects to the benefit of the entire four-county Withlacoochee region, including joint funding of water conservation grants for member governments; implementation of the Phase II of the Regional Outdoor Irrigation Audit pilot program; coordination for the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s 2015 regional water supply plan; advocacy on behalf of the Authority and member governments on such issues as water use permitting, springs protection, the establishment of minimum flows and levels (MFLs); and influencing statewide comprehensive water policy legislation. The next Authority Board of Directors meeting will be on March 15th at 3:30 pm at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461.

WRWSA PRESS RELEASE
January 18, 2017
Contact: Diane Salz
850.339.8550


WITHLACOOCHEE WATER AUTHORITY CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF SERVICE
Regional Collaboration for Ensuring Adequate Drinking Water Supplies

LECANTO, FL -- Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority’s Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion, and Sumter counties began the new year by celebrating its 40th anniversary of service to the region, following its regularly scheduled board meeting. Special guests included Representative Stain McClain, Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board Member Mark Taylor, retired Authority executive director Jack Sullivan, and a host of local elected officials, water professionals, engineers and staff. An official proclamation of support from Senator Wilton Simpson was presented by newly elected Authority Chairman Nick Nicholson (Hernando County Commissioner), while speakers commended the Authority on its forethought and resilience for working collaboratively over four decades to ensure adequate drinking water supplies for the region while promoting natural resource protection. The next regularly scheduled Authority Board of Directors meeting will be on March 15th at 3:30 pm at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461.

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.

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