Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017 - Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Water Issues


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Mark Simpson, Water Division Manager, x-5258

Action Requested

None. Information presented to update Board on current water issues and to foster discussions regarding possible future Board direction.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

SWFWMD Regional Water Supply Plan (Section 163.3177(6)(c),F.S.)

Minimum Flows and Levels - Title XXVII, Chapter 373.042 and Chapter 373.0421, and Southwest Florida Water Management District rules, Chapter 40D-8

Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority - Chapter 373, 163 Florida Statutes, Chapter 40D, 62, FAC

Background Discussion

Utilities Department staff will present an update on four (4) water issues:

  1. The County obligations pertaining to the Southwest Florida Water Management District 2015 Regional Water Supply Plan
  2. The status of the Minimum Flow for the Lower Manatee River discussion with SWFWMD staff responsible for setting minimum flows and levels per legislative requirements
  3. The Strategic Plan Implementation Process developed by the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority that was presented to the PRMRWSA Board of Directors on 12/7/2016
  4. The proposed aquifer recharge project located in the SWFWMD owned Flatford Swamp Preserve (in eastern Manatee County)

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Water Issues WS_011717.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - Water Issues.pdf