Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26

Cooperative Funding Agreement between Southwest Florida Water Management District and Manatee County for Toilet Rebate Project - Phase VII (N571)


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Olga Wolanin, Superintendent - Water Division Compliance, EXT 5416

Action Requested
Authorization for Chairman to execute Cooperative Funding agreement between Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and Manatee County for Toilet Rebate Project, Phase VII (N571)

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Conservation Element of Manatee County Comprehensive Plan provides for the County to continue to encourage residents and businesses to maintain or improve water conservation habits, and Energy Policy Act of 1992 provides that the maximum water use allowed for water closets and toilets, other than blowout toilets, manufactured after January 1, 1994, is 1.6 gallons per flush or less.

Background Discussion
  • January 23, 2007, BOCC approved Resolution R-07-31 implementing the Indoor Water Conservation Incentive, which included a $100 toilet rebate, for maximum of two (2) toilets per unit, for each toilet with a 3.5 gallons per flush replaced with 1.6 or lower gallons per flush.
  • October 1, 2012, County Administrator approved submittal of Application for Cooperative Funding to SWFWMD for Toilet Rebate Incentive, Phase VII.
  • July 2013 SWFWMD approved the funding for the Manatee County Toilet Rebate Incentive, Phase VII (N571).
  • November 19, 2013, Utilities Department staff submitted RLS-13-302 to County Attorney's office for review of Cooperative Funding Agreement between SWFWMD and Manatee County.
  • March 3, 2014, County Attorney's Office transmitted approved agreement to BOCC.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return both fully executed original contracts to Olga Wolanin for transmittal to SWFWMD.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$226,500 total cost, with $113,250 SWFWMD and $113,250 County (4010020000582000, 4010020000534000)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One (1) year

Attachment:  Resolution R07-031.pdf
Attachment:  County Administrator Autorization Letter 10-1-12.pdf
Attachment:  Approved Budget, FY14 & FY15, Water Conservation.pdf
Attachment:  Cooperative Funding Agreement for Toilet Rebate, Phase VII (N571).pdf