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
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING IS STILL SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT THIS TIME: MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held at the Lake County Water Authority Office at 27351 S.R. 19. Tavares, FL 32778-3119 at 11:00 a.m. on...read more
The Dora Canal is now open to boat traffic. Please use caution! Around the bend from Tiki Village you will see orange tape. It is IMPORTANT that you stay BETWEEN the orange tape and the shoreline. Water is 4 to 5 feet at that point. If you go outside of the...read more
NOTICE! Lake County Water Authority Tentative Budget Hearing will be held at the Lake County Water Authority offices at 5:05 pm September 13, 2017. Office is located at 27351 SR 19, Tavares.read more
It appears that the current track of Hurricane Irma will bring a category 2 hurricane up the center of the state. Lake County could experience 100 mph winds and heavy rainfall (8-10 inches) Sunday through Monday. Clermont Chain of Lakes As of Friday morning, Sept...read more
Clermont Chain of Lakes As of this afternoon, Lake Minnehaha is at 96.94 ft. which is slightly more than 6 inches below the upper end of the regulatory range of 97.50. The area received significant rain the week of August 21st and the lake level began rising...read more
In late July 2017, sightings confirmed that "Leesburg" had become a mother for the first time. She gave birth to a calf sometime in July in Lake Eustis. Visit our Manatee Page and learn about the manatees living the Harris Chain and join in on the fun by...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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