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

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR POSITION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

- The Lake County Water Authority, (LCWA), an independent special taxing district, located in Tavares, Lake County, Florida, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public...

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Cherry Lake and Village City Update – September 19

Lake Minnehaha is at 97.12 msl.  The predicted rainfall for the next 7 days continues to be between 0.01 to 0.10 inches. If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek will continue declining quickly.Staff is closing the Cherry Lake and Villa City to lower discharges...

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September 18 – Cherry Lake/Villa City Update –

Predicted rainfall for the 7 days continues to be between 0.01 to 0.10 inches. If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek should decline quickly.  Staff is closing the Cherry Lake and Villa City to lower discharges this morning.  The estimated flow will be...

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CURRENT JOB OPENING

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...

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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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Upcoming Board Meetings and Agendas

Public Comment will now be taken at the beginning of the meeting, after the meeting is called to order.  

Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (3:30 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building – Agenda

Final Budget Hearing – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (5:05 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building – Agenda

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Lake County Water Authority

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Tavares, FL 32778

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