General Information

Established in 1953, by the Florida Legislature, the Lake County Water Authority’s legislative purposes are:

  1. Controlling and conserving the freshwater resources of Lake County.
  2. Fostering improvements to streams, lakes and canals in the county.
  3. Improving the fish and aquatic wildlife in the county by improving the streams, lakes, and canals in the county.
  4. Protecting the freshwater resources of Lake County through assisting local governments in the treating of storm water runoff.

The Lake County Water Authority was formerly know as the Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Control Authority.

Link to codified statute: Codified under Lake County Water Authority Enabling Legislation – 2005-314 as amended by 2017-218, Laws of Florida (PDF)
Link to ethics provisions: Florida Commission on Ethics (after navigating to site select “Ethics Laws”) (PDF)

2016 Annual Report and 5 Year Plan:  Lake County Water Authority 2016 Annual Report and 5 Year Plan (PDF)
2017 Annual Report and 5 Year Plan:  Lake County Water Authority 2017 Annual Report and 5 Year Plan (PDF)
2018 Annual Report and 5 Year Plan:  Lake County Water Authority 2018 Annual Report and 5 Year Plan (PDF)
2019 Annual Report and 5 Year Plan: Lake County Water Authority 2019 Annual Report and 5 Year Plan (PDF)