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The Withlacoochee River:
Gateway to the Nature Coast
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Notices
If you find inaccessible content on our website, or wish to request certain content in an accessible format, please call (352) 527-5795 or email us at: lstout@wrwsa.org.

The WRWSA has adopted its Annual Calendar of Fiscal Year 2018-19 Meeting Dates reflecting the Board’s monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at the Lecanto Government Building.

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Meeting Dates in .pdf format

The next meeting of the WRWSA Board of Directors will be held on:
July 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Lecanto Government Building
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)
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FOR
WITHLACOOCHEE REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY
LEGAL COUNSEL
RFQ #2019-01

The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority is requesting Qualification Packages from qualified firms for the RFQ #2019-01 WRWSA Legal Counsel. General Council will perform such legal services as the Authority may, from time to time, request relative to the duties, responsibilities and functions of the Authority. Such professional services shall include, but shall not be limited to, conferences, meetings, telephone communications, Court appearances and hearings, pleadings, and other written documentation necessary to adequately represent the Authority on all matters involved in the administration of the Authority’s duties and work with and assist all staff of the Authority and assist the Authority through its Executive Director.

Qualification Packages will be received by the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) located at 3600 W Sovereign Path, Suite 228, Lecanto, Florida 34461, on June 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority has updated its Request for Qualifications RFQ #2019-01 for Legal Counsel Services. Page 2 of the RFQ, CALENDAR OF EVENTS / REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) TIMELINE, Review Committee Meeting & Vendor Presentations was changed from "June 3, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m." to "July 3, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m." to correct a typographical error. All other contents of RFQ 2019-01 remain unchanged.

View RFQ 2019-01 Qualifications Package (in .pdf format)
RESOLUTION 2019-04
ADOPTION OF FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-20
View information
Local Government Water Supply Funding Assistance Program

The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) will accept applications for its Fiscal Year 2019-20 Local Government Grants Program starting on May 13, 2019. Applications must be received no later than June 28, 2019.

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 13, 2019. Applications will be considered by the Board at its July 17, 2019 Board meeting. Awards are scheduled to be made at the September 19, 2019 Board meeting.

Download the complete Grant Application Packet View Draft Project Grant Agreement (in .pdf format)   Download the Grant Application Package - check your 'Downloads' folder (in .doc 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

2017-2018 FY Audit Report by Purvis Gray & Company (in .pdf format)
RESOLUTION 2019-03
Springs Protection Awareness Month

Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority’s Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion, and Sumter counties adopted Resolution 19-03 declaring April 2019 as "Springs Protection Awareness Month." There are five (5) first-magnitude spring groups within the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) region that collectively discharge more than one billion gallons of water each day. The Authority’s intent is to focus the public’s attention on protecting, maintaining and restoring where necessary the natural springs within the region. These springs are essential to the environment, economy, citizens and visitors of the region. By adopting the Springs Protection Awareness Month Resolution, the Authority is demonstrating its commitment to environmental stewardship, including efforts to conserve and restore the ecological balance of these spring systems.

View Resolution 2019-03 (in .pdf format)
RESOLUTION 2019-02
Water Conservation Month

Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority’s Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion, and Sumter counties adopted Resolution 19-02 declaring April 2019 as "Water Conservation Month." The Authority’s intent is to focus the public’s attention on the need for and benefits of water conservation, and to highlight the resources available to help the public conserve water. Since 1998, the state of Florida, water management districts, cities, counties and water-related organizations, such as the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, have declared April as "Water Conservation Month." April is typically the time of year when water demands increase due to generally hot and dry conditions. The Authority urges every consumer and each citizen and business to become more aware of the need to save water, and to take appropriate measures to conserve and protect this vital natural resource by practicing water saving measures.

View Resolution 2019-02 (in .pdf format)
RESOLUTION 2019-01
Amendment of the Adopted Budget
for FISCAL YEAR 2018-19
View Approved Budget FY 2018-19
2019 Legislative Issues (in .pdf format)
Special Districts Public Facilities Report
Mr. Roy Mazur, Senior Project Manager with WRA, will present the report to the Board.

At the July 2017 meeting, the Board authorized issuance of Work Order 2017-02 to Water Resource Associates (WRA) to prepare a public facilities report for the Authority. This report is required by Florida Statues. Once prepared, the Authority must file the report with each local government in the Authority’s region, and post the report to our website. The purpose of the report is to provide local governments with information that is pertinent to developing and updating the local governments’ comprehensive plans.

WRA has prepared the WRWSA’s public facilities report. A copy is included as an exhibit to this item in the Board’s meeting materials.

See Exhibit - Special District Public Facilities Report(in .pdf format)

Staff Recommendation:

Board acceptance of the Authority’s Special District Public Facilities Report as contained in the Exhibit to this item.

WRWSA 2018-2019 Regulatory Plan

Download printable version(in .pdf format)

RESOLUTION 2017-04
Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) Board of Directors
Supports the Chassahowitzka and Homosassa Rivers SWIM Plans
prepared by the Southwest Florida Water Management District

Download printable version(in .pdf format)

WRWSA CERTIFICATION OF RULES 2017
(120.695(2) FLORIDA STATUTES)

Download printable version(in .pdf format)

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 here. 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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