Hickory Point

This 68-acre multi-use facility presents a unique recreational waterfront park experience. Popular activities for park guests of all ages include a nature boardwalk & trail, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, a playground, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, swimming beach, and open-field play areas.

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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.

Controlling and conserving the freshwater resources of Lake County since 1953

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Lake County Water Authority Current News

BID TABULATIONS – RFB #2019-03 and Addendum #1

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...

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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...

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Lake County Water Authority will be closed Monday, January 21st, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 22nd.

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Water Restrictions

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...

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See How LCWA’s NuRF is Restoring Lake County’s Lakes!

Image showing dirty water from Lake Apopka compared with clean water from NuRFDischarge 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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Lake Information

Upcoming Board Meetings

The Lake County Water Authority – Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:

  • Chairman’s Workshop – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (3:00 pm) Lake County Water Authority Office, Conference Room
  • Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
  • Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers


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Lake County Water Authority

27351 SR 19
Tavares, FL 32778

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