Pace Water System, Inc. (PWS) is a member-owned, not for profit corporation that was formed and began operations in 1964. The purpose of PWS is to construct, maintain, and operate a utility system to supply water, sewage, and other public services to the Pace community and other areas of Santa Rosa County. The Board of Directors governs policies and procedures for operation of the utility. This Board consists of six members who are elected from three districts within the water system. Each district elects two Board members who serve staggered 2-year terms.
Pace Property Finance Authority, Inc. (PPFA) is a county-owned, not for profit corporation that was formed and began operations in 1990. The Board of Directors of the PWS act as the Board of Directors for PPFA. The purpose of PPFA is to borrow and finance the construction of the wastewater system and other utility systems as needed.
The Board conducts the business of the corporation bylaws, which may be changed annually at a meeting by the members. The bylaws were last modified in 1993.
Please contact us if you would like a copy of the Pace Water System's or Pace Property Finance Authority's Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws.
Since the initial water system was constructed, the system has grown to include about 17,000 customer connections. The system currently has eleven water wells along with seven elevated storage tanks. Pace Water System pumps its water supply from the sand and gravel aquifer with 11 deep well pumps. The wells produce from 500 gallons per minute (gpm) to over 2500 gpm each. In 2018 PWS pumped over 1.5 billion gallons of water.
We treat our water with lime for ph control and then chlorinate it for disinfection. We have 7 elevated tanks for storage ranging in size from 300 thousand gallons to 1 million gallon capacity. We have over 600 miles of pipelines and have over 16,000 water meters.
Did you know that Pace Water System was not always located on 4401 Woodbine Road?
Before resting at the Woodbine location, Pace Water was on Chumuckla Highway. The board room was 1/3 the size of the office at Woodbine, there was just one office manager, two clerks, two servicemen, and 9 Board Members. Around 1979, Pace Water System consisted of about 3,000 customers. The biggest difference between locations was the size.
Stemming from the lack of space at the Chumuckla Highway office, Pace Water built and moved over to their current location on Woodbine Road in November 1993.
Pace Water System has been blessed with great employees that have strived to provide the best quality drinking water and service to each of its customers.