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
In late July 2017, sightings confirmed that "Leesburg" had become a mother for the first time. She gave birth to a calf sometime in July in Lake Eustis. Visit our Manatee Page and learn about the manatees living the Harris Chain and join in on the fun by...read more
Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (3:30 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building Anyone having questions regarding the meeting, please contact the office at 352-324-6141, during our normal office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Should any person...read more
ATTENTION - Deadline has been extended through June 5, 2017. The Lake County Water Authority is looking for a security site resident for the Flat Island Preserve home. Please see links below for additional information and application. Additional Information...read more
NO BID ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THIS TIMEread more
Irrigation is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. During daylight saving time (second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November) irrigation is limited to no more than two days per week on scheduled days. Residential irrigation is allowed on Wednesday and...read more
Lake County has four spring-fed lakes. They are Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, Lake Apopka, and Lake Norris. . .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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