|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 10:30 a.m. - September 11, 2012|
Agenda Item #56
2012 Water Supply Facilities Work Plan
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Contact and/or Presenter Information
Mark Simpson, Water Division Manager, x-5258
Board adoption of 2012 Water Supply Facilities Work Plan. (WSFWP) to comply with Section 163.3177 (6) (c), F.S. which requires local governments to adopt a 10-year WSFWP within 18 months after the approval of the SWFWMD Regional Water Supply Plan. The deadline to meet this requirement is January 26, 2013.
Section 163.3177 (6) (c), F.S. requires local governments to adopt a 10-year WSFWP within 18 months after the approval of the SWFWMD Regional Water Supply Plan (RWSP) The latest update to the RWSP was approved on July 26, 2011, making the deadline to meet this requirement January 26, 2013.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) updates the Regional Water Supply Plan (RWSP) approximately every 5 years which contains an assessment of projected water demands and potential sources of supply to meet those demands for a 20-year period. Florida Statues require local governments to notify SWFWMD as to which water supply options identified in the RWSP they intend to develop, and to adopt a 10-year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan to accomplish water supply development to meet the projected need for that local jurisdiction. The 2011 RWSP includes and increased reference to reclaimed water supply opportunities.
Manatee County BoCC adopted a 10-year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan in May 2008 following the SWFWMD RWSP approval in December 2006. Potable water demand in 2006 was approximately 45.5 million gallons per day (mgd), with a projected demand of 61.9 mgd in 2030. The 2008 WSFWP identified and prioritized the water supply facilities and sources to meet those needs. Those needs included new supplies beyond existing capacity in 2014.
As the 2008 WSFWP was being adopted, the housing market crashed and the "Great Recession" was taking hold. Water demands fell to levels commensurate with the late 1990s (approximately 37 mgd), and projected future water demands decreased significantly such that an update to the WSFMP, delaying the need for new supply development, was approved by the BoCC in January 2009. Subsequent years have seen the projected population and associated demands continue to decrease.
Demand projections based on the latest population projections (January 2012) show an expected demand of 53.6 mgd by 2035. Current capacity is 52.8 mgd, meaning additional supply will be needed prior to 2035. However, for the next ten years, no additional supplies are needed. Additional capacity development of 3.0 mgd at the Buffalo Creek location is scheduled by 2022 to increase reliability, and provide north county redundancy, diversified sources and conjunctive use options.
The Buffalo Creek Wellfield and WTP were identified in the 2008 WSFWP, as were addtional options. The negative effect of the economic downturn on population and water demand projections
has resulted in a current abundance of supply locally and regionally. Options for future additional supply development are identified, but the need has been delayed.
The resulting 10-year 2012 WSFWP includes reinvestment in, enhancement of and replacement of facilities within the potable and reclaimed water systems to meet future demands and to maintain concurrency with level of service requirements. 'Growth' projects will proceed based on actual timing of growth. TheWSFWP is synchronized with the 5-year Capital Improvement Program.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
As described in Plan/CIP
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
As described in Plan