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
May was an unusually wet month and June was slightly wetter than normal. The rainfall over the past couple of months has kept the lake levels up. As of this morning Lake Minnehaha, the reference lake for the Clermont Chain, is at 96.53 ft. MSL, slightly below the...read more
May has been an unusually wet month. The Villa City gauge near Groveland has recorded nearly 12 inches during May and the gauge near CR 48 and SR 27 near Okahumpka has recorded about 9.5 inches during May. The rainfall associated with the subtropical activity over...read more
Watering restrictions The St. Johns River Water Management District’s watering restrictions are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation. The restrictions allow enough water to maintain healthy landscapes year-round. The mandatory...read more
Lake County has four spring-fed lakes. They are Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, Lake Apopka, and Lake Norris. . .read more
It has been slightly above average rainfall since the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 due to rain resulting from seasonal passing fronts. We ended 2017 with a 4-inch rainfall surplus or 108% of average for the year. So far for 2018, Lake County is experiencing...read more
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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.
The Lake County Water Authority – Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
- Regular Board Meeting, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
- Tentative Budget Hearing – Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (5:05 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
- Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
- Final Budget Hearing – Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (5:05 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
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