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
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.
Upcoming Board Meetings
The Lake County Water Authority – Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
- 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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