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About

After Hurricane Katrina, Governor Haley Barbour announced a master plan to develop and enhance water and wastewater infrastructure in Mississippi's coastal region had been submitted for approval to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Under the plan, which was revised and expanded after additional needs were identified during a public comment period, $630 million in disaster recovery funds would be available to provide reliable water, sewer and storm water infrastructure.

"Tens of thousands of our citizens were without basic services when water and sewer systems in the Gulf Coast region were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina," Governor Barbour said. "These systems must be improved and storm-proofed to ensure future hurricanes do not have the same devastating impact. We must also provide infrastructure for new development, which will occur as people move further inland." "I am very pleased that this master plan reflects cooperation among the state, local leaders and business interests to provide systems that will serve as a backbone to support existing and future growth in our coastal counties."

The Pearl River County Utility Authority (PRCUA) was established per Act of Mississippi Legislature in April 2006 under the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region Utility Act as codified in the Mississippi code under Sections 49-17-701 through 49-17-775. The PRCUA is a Political Subdivision of the State of Mississippi.

The purpose of the Pearl River County Utility Authority is to perform multiple tasks of the planning, acquisition, construction, maintenance, operation and coordination of water, wastewater and storm water systems in order to insure the delivery of those services to the citizens residing within Pearl River County.

The Pearl River County Utility Authority currently owns and operates the following systems:

  • Picayune sewer collection and wastewater treatment
  • Poplarville sewer collection and wastewater treatment
  • Dixie Utilities sewer collection, wastewater treatment, and water supply
  • Poplarville wholesale water supply
  • Hillsdale water supply
  • North Hill Phase V wastewater treatment

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Board of Directors

The Pearl River County Utility Authority Board of Directors is made up of seven volunteer appointees of the cities of Picayune and Poplarville, and the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors.  The Board of Directors approves all policy-making decisions on behalf of the Authority.  

 2015 Board Picture

  Mr. Mike Pind - Appointee of the City of Picayune 

  Mr. Ernie Lovell - Appointee of the City of Picayune

  Mr. Ike Lewis, Vice President - Appointee of the Board of Supervisors 

  Mrs. Marcia Johnson, Treasurer - Appointee of the Board of Supervisors

  Dr. James "Sonny" Sones, President - Appointee of the Board of Supervisors 

  Mr. Fred Aubrey - Appointee of the Board of Supervisors

  Mr. Billy Spiers - Appointee of the City of Poplarville


 

 

 

 

       

Administrative Staff  

 


 
 

Amy Leslie

Brenda DeArmas