Lake County Water Plan

Lake County Water Supply Plan

Lake County, FL

The Lake County Water Alliance (Alliance) developed the Lake County Water Supply Plan (Plan) for its member governments.    The Alliance is constituted of the following jurisdictions: the Cities of Clermont, Eustis, Fruitland Park, Groveland, Howey-In-The-Hills, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mascotte, Minneola, Montverde, Mount Dora, Tavares and Umatilla.

 The Plan addressed the following major objectives set forth by the Alliance:

  1. Estimating the sustainable groundwater yield;
  2. Maximizing the use of Alliance member water resources;
  3. Avoidance of unacceptable environmental impacts;
  4. Identification of cost-effective water supply development projects; and
  5. Identification of new traditional or alternative water supply development projects that will not conflict with other local government users.

The final executive report presented an overview of the analyses, findings, conclusions and recommendations from the five (5) Technical Memorandums.   The following Phases and tasks were incorporated into the Technical Memorandums.

Phase 1:

–          Project initiation and project management/administration throughout the duration of the project.

–          Establishment and use of a Project Management System


Phase 2:

–          Assessment and collection of consumptive use permit (CUP) data

–          Characterization of current water resources

–          Analysis of various population and demand projections

–          GIS mapping


Phase 3:

–          Identification of alternative water supply development projects,

–          Review of existing regional monitoring programs

–          Final reporting.