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
Two or more members of the Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) Board of Trustees will be attending the Tour of Lake Apopka Restoration Programs and Projects on Monday, April 22, 2019 beginning at 1:00 pm. Attendees will meet at the Apopka Field Station, 25633 CR 448A,...read more
Crooked River Hike April 20, 2019 Come celebrate Earth Day with a hike. Please join Florida Naturalist on April 20, 2019 at 9:00 am for a leisurely hike through Crooked River Preserve. We will hike through the woods to the lake shore while exploring the different...read more
Watering restrictionsThe 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
Request for Qualifications - RFQ- 2019-08 Attorney Services The Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) is seeking a law firm or individual attorney to serve on a contract basis. Minimum qualifications are being a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and 5 years of...read more
The Lake County Water Authority, also referred to herein as the “Authority” and/or “Owner”, is soliciting bids for the project entitled: "Purchase of Liquid Aluminum Sulfate in Lake County, Florida”, RFB #2019-03, to supply liquid aluminum sulfate to the Nutrient...read more
Lake County has four spring-fed lakes. They are Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, Lake Apopka, and Lake Norris. . .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.
Upcoming Board Meetings
The Lake County Water Authority – Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
- Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
- Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
- Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
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