2012-2013 Stormwater Grant Application Announcement
The Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) initiated a grant program for stormwater retrofitting projects beginning in fiscal year 1996. The grant program targeted municipality/community projects within Lake County that were aimed at enhancing water quality within our waterbodies. The Stormwater Treatment Grant will be administered through the Lake County Water Authority and evaluated by a Technical Evaluation Team (TET), with final award of available grant funds by the LCWA Board of Trustees.
For fiscal year 2012-2013, $500,000 has been made available to fund this grant program. At the complete discretion of the LCWA Board of Trustees, these funds may be directed to one or more applicants. The LCWA encourages applicants to submit joint community projects where applicable. Priority will be given to capital improvement projects that are ready for construction or implementation, especially where funds can be fully expended or encumbered by the end of fiscal year 2014 (September 30, 2014). The applicant may include land acquisition cost if the purchase must be made specifically to implement the project. Costs for stormwater studies and engineering design associated with construction and/or alternative technologies that can be demonstrated to provide pollutant removal may be included. These projects may receive a lower prioritization than projects that are ready for construction. All applicants must provide an estimate of pollutant loading in the application. Projects submitted without an estimate of pollutant loading may be excluded from further consideration.
The Stormwater Treatment Grant Program is intended to fund the removal of pollutants that are currently discharging into our lakes and wetlands. The program is not intended to fund the treatment of any new or re-developed areas to meet local, state, or federal stormwater permitting requirements. The program is further not intended to fund flooding problems or system repairs with little or no amount of pollution removal. The applicant will be responsible for all maintenance and operation cost associated with each project.
The Lake County Water Authority shall receive applications no later than 4:00 p.m. January 4, 2013 to be considered.
Stormwater Grants Awarded by Lake County Water Authority Board of Trustees on February 23, 2011
The Lake County Water Authority Board awarded $350,000 in cooperative grants to the cities of Mount Dora, Monteverde, Groveland for 2011. The annual cooperative grants are designed to assist local municipalities seeking to reduce the water quality impacts from runoff to the lakes after a rain, also called stormwater, which carries nutrients and other pollutants directly to the lakes. Stormwater is our #1 water quality issue!
City of Mount Dora’s 5th Ave & Rossiter St Baffle Box.
This project involves reimbursing the City for $56,295 or 50% of the cost associated with the installation of a nutrient separating sediment box at the corner of Fourth and Donnelly Street.The box will remove sediments and particulate matter in a 115 acre 35% impervious residential area with some institutional use prior to discharge to Lake Franklin.Lake Franklin is a 10 acre waterbody with a recreation and nature park located on its shoreline.This project includes the cost of construction only.
Town of Montverde’s Highland Ave Drainage Project
The Town will be reimbursed $36,000 for the cost to divert stormwater from Highland Avenue outfall on Lake Florence to an existing stormwater pond at Montverde Academy.Their design engineer has determined the existing pond can contain the combined 50-year storm runoff event for both the school and the outfall.The Highland outfall is a 19 acre basin composed of citrus groves and two roads.According to the modeling submitted by the applicant, the pond will remove 0.53 lbs of phosphorus discharging from the outfall per year.The outfall also contributes a high volume of sediment to the lake, which will also be captured by the pond.This project includes the cost of construction only.
City of Groveland’s Lake Audrey French Drains
City of Groveland’s Lake Audrey French Drains
The City will be reimbursed $257,707 for the cost to design and construct French drains to treat stormwater from the roads surrounding Lake Audrey.The 8 acre lake currently receives direct discharge from an 84acre residential area.Because the area is fully developed, the City felt that it was most appropriate to utilize a treatment system that does not require any additional land.The French drains are estimated to remove 34lbs of total phosphorus per year.This project includes the cost of engineering, design, and construction.