What is the polk regional water cooperative, and what role do they play in alternative water supplies?

Construction of alternative water supply projects is expensive. The Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC) was formed by communities in Polk County with the recognition that individual communities need to work together to fund and construct future projects. The PRWC has approved of 3 projects for further investigation: Southeast Polk Lower Floridan Wellfield; West Polk Lower Floridan Wellfield; and the Peace Creek Integrated Water Supply Plan. An agreement was signed in February 2017 to spend $23 million on data collection and preliminary design to determine which projects are the most feasible.

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1. Need to know where my water lines are?
2. Where does our water come from?
3. Why does winter haven need to start looking for alternative sources of water?
4. What can we do to keep from paying higher costs for alternative water supplies?
5. Why can’t we use treated wastewater (reuse) as a water supply supplement?
6. What is the polk regional water cooperative, and what role do they play in alternative water supplies?
7. What is the peace creek integrated water supply plan?
8. Will utility bills go up in the future?
9. Why do residents pay more for wastewater treatment than water supply?