Welcome to the Lake County Water Authority
The mission of the Lake County Water Authority is to conserve and protect freshwater resources and to provide recreational facilities and education to foster tourism through a more efficient use of resources, to better the aquatic ecosystem and environment in Lake County and improve the community as a whole.
Lake County Water Authority Current News
The Lake County Water Authority (“Water Authority”), invites prospective bidders to submit bids to purchase Water Authority-owned real estate located within the City of Tavares in Lake County, Florida. The property being offered is composed of two tax parcels.read more
The Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) seeks bids from qualified Stainless Steel Tank manufacturers’ representatives to supply a new 316L SS Alum Storage Tank for the Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF). The LCWA desires to replace over time all of the six alum storage poly tanks at the NuRF; and may consider as part of this bid the purchase of additional 316L SS tanks.read more
See How LCWA’s NuRF is Restoring Lake County’s Lakes!
Discharge from Lake Apopka is the single largest controllable source of pollution in Lake County. The NuRF utilizes off-line liquid alum injection to remove pollutants flowing out of Lake Apopka into the rest of the Harris Chain of Lakes. Alum was selected because of its reliability and history of successful use in many different water treatment applications.
Once alum combines with pollutants in the water, it forms heavy snowflake-like particles called “floc” which sink to the bottom. To collect the floc, two 9-acre settling ponds were constructed. The alum floc will be pumped from the ponds using a remote control dredge to a centrifuge for dewatering.
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