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
The Lake County Water Authority - Schedule of upcoming meetings:s ***Regular Board Meeting - Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers, 315 West Main Street, Tavares ***Regular Board Meeting - Wednesday, January 23, 2019...read more
Nov. 13, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on 2,700 acres of Little Lake Harris this week, weather permitting. Little Lake Harris is in Lake County. It is part of the Harris Chain of Lakes in central...read more
Maintenance/Field Ranger JOB DESCRIPTION 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...read more
Maintenance/Field Ranger JOB DESCRIPTION LAKE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY October 2018 27351 State Highway 19, Tavares, FL Full-time Salary: $25,057.50 to $41,320.50 /year General Statement of Job: This is a fieldwork position dealing with the maintenance and use of the...read more
Results of Request for Bids for Purchase of 316L Stainless Steel (SS) Storage Tank(s) and/or High Density Cross-linked Polyethylene Tank(s) for the Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF) Respondent List RFB No. 2018-03 Issued by: Lake County Water Authority 27351 SR 19...read more
The peak of hurricane season has passed and there is nothing of significance to Central Florida in the tropics. September was a dry month with Lake County receiving about half of the average rainfall for the moth. The northern area of Lake County was particularly dry....read more
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.
The Lake County Water Authority – Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
- Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
- Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers
- 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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