Once again, Polk County and her 17 municipalities
came together for the second meeting in the creation of the Polk Regional Water Cooperative. This is an historic time and I am honored to be serving in a small capacity to ensure we continue down the path of formation.
With our water supply resources being taxed, it is time to look at a regional entity to ensure a continued water supply for the future.
As the Pacific Institute acknowledges in their paper, SERVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST: CORPORATE WATER STEWARDSHIP AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Government and our leaders must work more effectively and efficiently together in order for the private-sector to believe in what we do. This cooperative could be an opportunity to show this cooperation.
To stay up to date on what is happening, go to the City of Lakeland’s webpage on the PRWC.