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Two Lake County water projects receive cost-share funding from SJRWMD

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PALATKA – Forty-three projects will share in approximately $21.3 million from the St. Johns River Water Management District for construction of water supply and water conservation, water quality improvement, flood protection and natural systems restoration projects. The district's governing board approved the project ranking for the fiscal year 2017-2018 Districtwide Annual Cost-share Program.

Two projects in Lake County will receive funding:

  • Mount Dora RCW Interconnect with Apopka – The project involves the Installation of a reclaimed water (RCW) interconnect between the Cities of Mt Dora and Apopka; and provides additional reclaimed water for both cities and connects Mt Dora to the other interconnecting utilities. The project will result in the addition of approximately 3 MGD of reclaimed water; and provides approximately 36,500 lbs/yr of TN reduction. Funding amount: $11,762,029
  • Minneola Septic to Sewer – The project is a septic to sewer project in downtown Minneola along US 27 & east of Lake Minneola. Phase 1 of 3 phases to install infrastructure w/ transmission, force mains & lift station.; and connect 7 business + 15 residential-units. The Project will result in an approximate load reduction of 500 lbs/yr TN to the Ocklawaha River and provide 0.4 MGD of reclaimed water. Funding amount: $12,644,379