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
NuRF Operator and Field Ranger APPLICATION DEADLINE: Positions are open until filled. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit applications to the offices of the Lake County Water Authority (LCWA), 27351 SR 19., Tavares, FL 32778. Applications are available at the...read more
Come join Lake County Water Authority Naturalists on a hike of Hidden Waters Preserve in Eustis on October 14th from 9 am until 11:30 am. Be prepared for a strenuous hike since the change in elevation on this property is approximately 105 feet. We will showcase the...read more
NOTICE! Lake County Water Authority Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm in the BCC Chambers/Admin. Building, located at 315 West Main Street, Tavares. The Final Budget Hearing will be held at 5:05...read more
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
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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