Sarasota County Special Utility District
The Sarasota County Water, under the City Special Utility District (SCSUD) provides water for about 171,009 residents living in the Sarasota area. Established in 1902, the Sarasota County Special Utility District collects surface and groundwater from wells drawn from the Intermediate and Floridan aquifers, the Manatee River and the Peace River through T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Water Treatment Facility (10%), University Parkway and Jacaranda Water Treatment Facility (4%), Purchase from Manatee County (22%), and Purchase from Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (64%).
Sarasota City Drinking Water Quality
Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports
Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA requires Sarasota County Special Utility District to assess local water quality each year and distribute a Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report.
The information in this report includes the source of your water, whether your water meets EPA standards, detailed tables of detected contaminants, detailed descriptions of those contaminants, possible reasons why they're present, and potential health effects (if any).
Read the Consumer Confidence Report for Sarasota City main water system here:
Contact Sarasota County Special Utility District Customer Service
Have a Question, Issue or Comment?
Main Customer Service
941-861-6790 (Mon–Fri, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)
Pay Your Sarasota County Water Bill
Already have an account?
If you already have an account, you just need to login to the Sarasota County Water site. Sarasota County Water accepts credit cards, debit, and direct deposit. Click here to login.
Want to create a new account?
You can create a new account on the Sarasota County Water website. Once you create the account, you can setup payment with credit, debit, or direct deposit. Click here to create an account.
Want to pay without an account?
You can make a one-time payment without creating an account. You will need to have your credit or debit card in order to make the one time payment. Click here to make a one time payment.
How to Start Water Service
Starting Your Service
When you move to a new home in Sarasota City, you'll most likely already have running water, but you'll still need to set up water service with the Sarasota County Water. Luckily, has made it pretty simple with the following online form. Starting service generally takes just two business days.
Stopping Your Service
When you move out of a home in Sarasota City, you'll need to stop your water service with the Sarasota County Water, so you don't keep getting billed. Simply fill out the following online form. Stopping service normally takes just two business days.