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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


ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARD LAKE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY AWARDED RFP FOR HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES RFP # 2018-02 to BlackRain Partners on September 26, 2018 Lake County Water Authority 27351 SR 19 Tavares, FL  32778 Telephone: 352-324-6141 ext....

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Water Level Update

May was an unusually wet month and June was slightly wetter than normal.  The rainfall over the past couple of months has kept the lake levels up. As of this morning Lake Minnehaha, the reference lake for the Clermont Chain, is at 96.53 ft. MSL, slightly below the...

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Rainfall and Water Level Update

May has been an unusually wet month.  The Villa City gauge near Groveland has recorded nearly 12 inches during May and the gauge near CR 48 and SR 27 near Okahumpka has recorded about 9.5 inches during May.  The rainfall associated with the subtropical activity over...

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Water Restrictions Change March 2018

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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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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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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Lake County Water Authority

27351 SR 19
Tavares, FL 32778

P: (352) 324-6141
F: (352) 324-6364

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