Our Mission

Welcome to the Polk Regional Water Cooperative website. As we look at the individual and regional needs of our communities, we know something needs to be done to ensure the future of our precious water supply. This concern is shared among all of Polk County’s municipalities. With the State of Florida identifying sustainable water services as one of its top legislative priorities, now is the time to be proactive and, most importantly, develop a plan to address our future water needs.

Our Role

The Cooperative’s role is to proactively identify alternative water resources and projects that ensure the future sustainability of our regional water supply. The Cooperative will specifically identify sustainable groundwater sources, develop strategies that meet water demands, determine needed infrastructure and establish consistent rules. Oversight of the Cooperative is solely in the hands of the elected officials from 16 member governments, consisting of 15 cities and Polk County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida.

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The Polk Regional Water Cooperative (“PRWC”) is seeking proposals to provide a non-bank qualified tax-exempt revolving Line of Credit (the “Line”) in a principal amount not exceeding $6 million outstanding at any time to fund engineering, design, and capital improvements for a period of three to five years. Below is the anticipated timing for this Request for Proposals (“RFP”).

Preliminary Timeline Deadline

1. RFP Released

August 16, 2017

2. Proposals due

September 6, 2017

3. Provider selection recommendation

September 12, 2017

4. Distribute 1st draft of line documents

September 29, 2017

5. Agenda Deadline for line resolution and loan agreement

October 10, 2017

6. Board Meeting to approve line resolution and loan agreement

October 18, 2017

7. Closing

October 25, 2017

All proposals should be emailed to Gene Heath, Coordinator, Polk Regional Water Cooperative, (GeneHeath@prwcwater.org), no later than 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Please direct any questions to Gene Heath at 813-361-7427 or GeneHeath@prwcwater.org. RBC Capital Markets is serving as Financial Advisor to PRWC. This RFP is posted in the documents section of the PRWC website.

Recent Documents


Request for Qualifications




City of Auburndale
Tim Pospichal
P.O. Box 186
Auburndale, FL 33823


City of Bartow
Billy Simpson
450 N. Wilson Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830


City of Davenport
Tom Fellows
P.O. Box 642
Davenport, FL 33836


City of Dundee
Bert Goddard
P.O. Box 1000
Dundee, FL 33838

Eagle Lake

City of Eagle Lake
Michael Burdelak
P.O. Box 129
Eagle Lake, FL 33839

Fort Meade

City of Fort Meade
James Watts
P.O. Box 856
Fort Meade, FL 33841


City of Frostproof
Jon Albert
111 W. First St.
Frostproof, FL 33843

Haines City

Haines City
Morris West
620 E. Main St.
Haines City, FL 33844

Lake Alfred

City of Lake Alfred
Charles Lake
155 E. Pomelo St.
Lake Alfred, FL 33850

Lake Hamilton

Town of Lake Hamilton
Marlene Wagner
P.O. Box 126
Lake Hamilton, FL 33851


City of Lakeland
William Mutz
228 S. Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Lake Wales

City of Lake Wales
Eugene Fultz
201 W. Central Ave.
Lake Wales, FL 33853


City of Mulberry
Rick Stradtman
P.O. Box 707
Mulberry, FL 33860

Polk City

Polk City
Joe LaCascia
123 Broadway Blvd. SE
Polk City, FL 33868

Polk County

Polk County
George Lindsey
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer BC01
Bartow, FL 33831

Winter Haven

City of Winter Haven
Nathaniel Birdsong, Jr.
P.O. Box 2277
Winter Haven, FL 33883-2277