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.
Lake County Water Authority Current News
The Lake County Water Authority is sponsoring Citizens Lakes Academy at the Clermont City Recreation Department Highlander Building, 330 Third Street in Clermont on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Modeled after other citizen academies, the focus of this...read more
The rainfall associated with the frontal activity over the past couple of weeks has helped to keep the lake levels up. For 2018, through the end of March, Lake County has a 2.26-inch surplus or 167% of average year-to-date rainfall. As of this morning Lake Minnehaha,...read more
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Hidden Waters Preserve Fitness and Hiking – 8:30 am – 11:30 am Come join us for a 25 minute Fitness Session followed by a Hike at Hidden Waters Preserve in Eustis. Space limited to 20. Please call the Lake County Water Authority at...read more
It has been slightly above average rainfall since the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 due to rain resulting from seasonal passing fronts. We ended 2017 with a 4-inch rainfall surplus or 108% of average for the year. So far for 2018, Lake County is experiencing...read more
Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (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
The Lake County Water Authority invites local kids ages 4 and up to participate in a free kids fishing clinic to be held at Hickory Point Recreational Facility (27341 SR 19) from 9 am to 12 pm on March 17, 2018. The Teen Sportfishing Association will be hosting the...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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