Water Management

Water management is the activity of planning, developing, distributing and managing the optimum use of water resources. In an ideal world, water management planning has regard to all the competing demands for water and seeks to allocate water on an equitable basis to satisfy all uses and demands. Much effort in water management is directed at optimizing the use of water and minimizing the environmental impact of water use on the natural environment. Successful management of any resource requires accurate knowledge of the resources available, the uses to which it may be put, the competing demands for the resource, measures and processes to evaluate the significance and worth of competing demands and mechanisms to translate policy decisions into actions on the ground. MWRA has five water management districts as active members.

Pat Harrison Waterway District

Contact: Hiram Boone, Executive Director
Email: hboone@phwd.net

6081 Highway 49 South
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: (601) 264-5951

Fax: (601) 268-2778

Website: http://www.phwd.net/

Mission:
State agency responsible for managing the rivers and their tributaries along the Pascagoula River Basin in Southeast Mississippi. Focus on three specific areas: flood control, water management, and recreation. Operates eight reservoirs to curtail flooding and support recreational needs in their areas.

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District

Contact: John Sigman, PE, General Manager
Email: jsigman@therez.ms

P O Box 2180
Ridgeland, MS 39158-2180

Phone: (601) 856-6574

Fax: (601) 856-2437

Website: http://www.therez.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Mission:
Water supply for Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Scott and Leake counties. High quality recreational opportunities including top-quality residential communities on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District

Contact: David M. Kennard, Executive Director
Email: dkennard@trvwmd.com

187 North Eason Boulevard
Tupelo, MS 38802

Phone: (662) 842-2132

Fax: (662) 842-2132

Website: http://trvwmd.com/

Mission:
Cooperate with every local, State, and Federal organization that has to do with the conservation and development of the natural resources and the human resources in the economic development of the District by multiple county activities. Some of these activities include: Assist in the implementation of the U.S. Corps of Engineers'-authorized Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Project, sponsor the Water Resources Planning Act, flood control, and development of water-related resources to promote economic development within its very broad discretionary statutory authority.

Town Creek Master Water Management District of Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss and Union Counties

Contact: Thomas A. Wicker Esq., District Counsel
Email:

PO Drawer 409
Tupelo, MS 38802

Phone: (662) 213-2942

Fax: (662) 844-0614

YMD Joint Water Management District

Contact: Don Christy, Ph.D.
Email: don@ymd.org

PO Box 129
Stoneville, MS 38776

Phone: (662) 686-7712

Fax: (662) 686-9078

Website: http://www.ymd.org/

MWRA Water Management Members

Hiram Boone

Pat Harrison Waterway District

Executive Director

6081 Highway 49 South

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: (601) 264-5951

Fax: (601) 268-2778

Email: hboone@phwd.net

John Sigman, PE

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District

General Manager

Post Office Box 2180

Ridgeland, MS 39158-2180

Phone: (601) 605-6898

Fax: (601) 856-6639

Email: jsigman@therez.ms

David M. Kennard

Vice President

Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District

Executive Director

187 North Eason Boulevard

Tupelo, MS 38802

Phone: (662) 842-2132

Fax: (662) 842-2132

Email: dkennard@trvwmd.com

Website: Website

Tom Wicker, Esq.,

Town Creek Master Water Management District of Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss and Union Counties

District Counsel

Post Office Box 716

Tupelo, MS 38802-0716

Phone: (662) 842-0261

Fax: (662) 841-7595

Email: david.sparkslaw@hotmail.com

Don Christy, Ph.D.

YMD Joint Water Management District

PO Box 129

Stoneville, MS 38776-0129

Phone: (662) 686-7712

Fax: (662) 686-9078

Email: don@ymd.org