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


Come join us for hike on a “sweet” piece of property in Mount Dora. Wolfbranch Sink Preserve, 154 acre preserve, is famous for its seasonal waterfall and active sinkhole. Because it is not open to the public on a regular basis due to its environmental sensitivity you...

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- The Lake County Water Authority is soliciting bids for the project entitled: "Continuing Emergency Waterway Tree Removal Service" Bid No. 2020-02. Work consists of removal of fallen trees and drifting logs on as-needed basis within public waterways throughout Lake...

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Water Restrictions

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...

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PROJECT OBJECTIVE - The Authority is currently seeking proposals for Safety Improvement services to support the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director and staff of the Authority. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit responses that result in...

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1 Position for: MAINTENANCE RANGER - General Statement of Job: This is a fieldwork position dealing with the maintenance and use of the Authority’s equipment, facilities, and properties. It also includes record keeping and interaction with co-workers and the public....

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- 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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Springs of Lake County

Lake County has four spring-fed lakes. They are Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, Lake Apopka, and Lake Norris. . .

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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.  

Board Workshop – Thursday, December 12, 2019 (3:00 pm) Lake County Water Authority Office/Conference Room

Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (3:30 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building   

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Water Restrictions

Central Florida Water Initiative

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Lake County Water Authority

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Tavares, FL 32778

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