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Hickory Point

This 68-acre multi-use facility presents a unique recreational waterfront park experience. Popular activities for park guests of all ages include a nature boardwalk & trail, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, a playground, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, swimming beach, and open-field play areas.

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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 through a more efficient use of resources, to better the aquatic ecosystem and environment in Lake County and improve the community as a whole.

Controlling and conserving the freshwater resources of Lake County since 1953

Lake County Water Authority Current News

FWC Conducts Aquatic Plant Control on Little Lake Harris-

Nov. 13, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on 2,700 acres of Little Lake Harris this week, weather permitting. Little Lake Harris is in Lake County. It is part of the Harris Chain of Lakes in central...

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The Lake County Water Authority will be holding a Regular Meeting at 3:30 p.m. on November 14, 2018, in the Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chambers at the Lake County Administration Building (2nd Floor, Round Courthouse), 315 West Main Street, Tavares, FL....

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BID RESULTS-Request for Bids for Purchase of Alum Tank

Results of Request for Bids for Purchase of 316L Stainless Steel (SS) Storage Tank(s) and/or High Density Cross-linked Polyethylene Tank(s) for the Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF) Respondent List RFB No. 2018-03 Issued by: Lake County Water Authority 27351 SR 19...

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Hidden Water Preserve Hike

Please join us this Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 9 am for a free Ranger-led hike at Hidden Waters Preserve in Eustis.   We still have several openings available. Be prepared for a strenuous walk since the change in elevation on this property is approximately 105...

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Maintenance/Field Ranger Needed.

Maintenance/Field Ranger JOB DESCRIPTION General Statement of Job: This is a fieldwork position dealing with the maintenance and use of the Authority’s equipment, facilities, and properties. It also includes record keeping and interaction with co-workers and the...

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Water Level Update

The peak of hurricane season has passed and there is nothing of significance to Central Florida in the tropics. September was a dry month with Lake County receiving about half of the average rainfall for the moth. The northern area of Lake County was particularly dry....

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See How LCWA’s NuRF is Restoring Lake County’s Lakes!

Image showing dirty water from Lake Apopka compared with clean water from NuRFDischarge 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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The Lake County Water Authority – Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:

  • Regular Board Meeting, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
  • Tentative Budget Hearing – Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (5:05 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
  • Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
  • Final Budget Hearing – Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (5:05 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers

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Lake County Water Authority

27351 SR 19
Tavares, FL 32778

P: (352) 324-6141
F: (352) 324-6364

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