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.
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Lake County Water Authority Current News
LAND MANAGEMENT RANGER - General Statement of Job: This position is primarily field management of the Authority’s conservation lands, including record keeping and associated duties. This position also involves customer service and facilities maintenance of the...read more
Notice of Budget Hearing Budget Summaryread more
The predicted rainfall for the next 7 days is for 0.01 inches. If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek should be quickly declining. Staff is lowering discharges at Cherry Lake and Villa City this morning to approximately 200 cfs. We will continue to monitor...read more
Water Authority staff will be opening up the Cherry Lake in Villa City dams a little to accommodate the projected 2 inches of rainfall from the depression that is expected to become a tropical storm and come in contact with the coastline of Florida this weekend. Flows...read more
BID TABULATIONS POSTED for REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB #2019-09) -CONTROL OF INTERNAL RECYCLING OF TOTAL PHOSPHORUS CONCENTRATIONS PRESENT IN LAKE YALE SEDIMENT LOCATED IN LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA
LOCATION WHERE SERVICES ARE TO BE PROVIDED: Lake Yale, Lake County, Florida; Coordinates 28.913557, -81.737858 BACKGROUND: Lake Yale is a 4,044 acre eutrophic, shallow lake located in Lake County, Florida with an average water depth of approximately 12 feet. It was...read more
With Hurricane Dorian now in the rear-view mirror we can breathe a collective sigh of relief. As we approach the statistical peak of the hurricane season, June and July were particularly wet and August recorded 8.59 inches of rain, 1.31 inches above the historic...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.
Upcoming Board Meetings and Agendas
Public Comment can now be made at the beginning of the meeting, after the meeting is called to order, instead of having to wait until 5 pm.
Board Workshop – Wednesday September 18, 2019 (3:30 pm) Lake County Water Authority Office – Conference Room
Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (3:30 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building
Final Budget Hearing – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (5:05 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building
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