Lake County Water Authority has moved locations. Our new address is 27351 SR 19 Tavares, FL 32778

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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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P’ha Structure Operation review for Board-wide – This presentation was given by Ron Hart to the Lake County Water Authority Board on 2/25/15 on the operation of water structures on the Palatlakaha River
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LCWA has moved…Our new offices are located at 27351 SR 19 Tavares, …New Phone Number: (352) 324-6141
Regular Meeting 3:30 pm, June 22, 2016, Admin Bldg, County Commissioners Chambers, 315 W Main Street, Tavares

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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 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.

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Lake County Irrigation Schedule

When the time changes, so does our irrigation schedule. Effective March 13, landscape irrigation will be limited to two days per week. These days depend on whether you have an odd or even numbered address. Click here for your days. .... read more

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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The Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF) was designed as an off-line/gravity feed treatment system, with the objective of removing phosphorous and other pollutants flowing out of Lake Apopka (via the Apopka-Beauclair Canal) into Lake Beauclair and the Harris Chain of Lakes.

The alum at the NuRF is injected into the inflow canal and settles into two 9-acres ponds. Once the alum combines with pollutants in the water, it forms a heavy snowflake-like particles called “floc.” As the water moves into the settling pond, the floc starts settling at the bottom.

The floc in the two 9-acre settling ponds is then removed using remote control floating pumps that dredge the bottom. The sludge collected by the pumps is piped into a large mixing/holding tank, then the sludge is mixed with water and polymers and run through a large centrifuge machine to dewater the alum floc and form a cake type material that finishes drying in the sun (please see below: video link of the Alum Cake production). The dewatered floc (cake) can be recycled in a variety of beneficial applications for pollution control.

The off-line alum treatment process removes between 60-90% of thealgal feeding phosphorus from the Apopka-Beauclair Canal and the water that flows from Lake Apopka.

Please contact the LCWA staff at 352-324-6141 if you desire more information on the Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF).
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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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