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 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
You are invited to join The Lake County Water Authority on March 9, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, to watch bats take flight and fireflies exploring the fields at Flat Island Preserve in Leesburg. We will also enjoy a short night hike to try and see other...read more
TAVARES —The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is inviting volunteers to the Love our Lakes cleanup event at two locations in Tavares on Saturday, Feb. 24. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at both the Hickory Point Recreational Facility boat ramp, 27341 State Road 19,...read more
Board Meeting - Wednesday, February 28, 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
Notice: Marsh Park boat ramp will be close during the tussock harvesting project on Lake Yale between February 8th and March 30th. FWC is working in cooperation with the Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) and Lake County (Office of Parks and Trails) to remove 10.1...read more
It has now been 3 months since Hurricane Irma lake levels have returned to normal. The following is the status of lake levels in the major chains of lakes: Clermont Chain of Lakes As of Wednesday morning, Dec. 6th, Lake Minnehaha is at 97.11 ft. which is 3.9 inches...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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