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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GIS Web Apps

Access Lake County Water Authority’s GIS Web Application center.

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Upcoming Paddling, Hiking and Clean-up Events at our Preserves

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* * * Regular Meeting 3:30 pm, July 26, 2017, Admin Bldg, County Commissioners Chambers, 315 W Main Street, Tavares * * *

LCWA Information LCWA Water Atlas Hickory Point Water Resources Land Resources

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


Two or more members of the Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) Board of Trustees will be touring Lake Yale, on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Afterwards, the Lake County Water Authority will hold a workshop from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Trout Lake...

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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...

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Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meeting - Wednesday, June 28, 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...

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REQUEST FOR RFP 2017-2 and Addendum #1 Response Deadline: 5/26/2017 4:00 PM Project Title: Annual Governmental Auditing Services  Project Description: The Lake County Water Authority desires to engage the professional services of an independent certified public...

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Water Restrictions Change March 12, 2017

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...

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Springs of Lake County

Lake County has four spring-fed lakes. They are Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, Lake Apopka, and Lake Norris. . .

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

NuRFFlowDischarge 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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Application deadline has been extended to Friday, June 9th, 5:00 pm

The Lake County Water Authority is looking for a security site resident for Flat Island Preserve. Application can be downloaded from www.dropbox.com/s/v0zistlsnvuvmz7/site-resident-app.pdf?dl=0
See flyer below for further information.
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UPDATED Wednesday May 31 - This walk has been CANCELLED. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beginners Paddling Class • Saturday, May 20th, 9:00 am – Noon, Difficulty Level 2

Annual Class teaches the basics of paddling and introduces novices to different types of canoes and kayaks with naturalists leading the group on a fun paddle on Little Lake Harris at Hickory Point Park. Please call the Lake County Water Authority at 352-324-6141, ext. 0 to register.
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Volunteers needed to help us on Friday, May 5th to clean-up a corner of Fern Prairie Preserve that has had trash from illegal dumping and bears bringing garbage from the neighborhood.

We are looking for many hands to help remove some of the small items. We appreciate any help you can give us in trying to protect this special property in the Bassville area.

Please email us at info@lcwa.org or call our front desk at 352-324-6141, ext. 0 if you can help an hour or two. We will be starting at 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

Water and snacks will be provided.
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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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