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January 19, 2022 

PRESS RELEASE

From:
Joe Barber, P.E.

Town Engineer Utility Director 

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sewer Grant Projects Update

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded a $40 million grant to the Town of Lake Placid to expand and upgrade the Town’s wastewater treatment plant and to convert septic tanks to sewer.  This will allow our Town to serve much of our community (primarily around our lakes) with a municipal sewer system.  

The goal of the grant is to protect our area lakes from the nutrient discharge related to septic tanks.   For example, Lake Placid was recently designated by the State as an impaired water.   We hope to reverse that trend and prevent other lakes from suffering the same fate.

Over the next few months, our Town in collaboration with FDEP will create a plan of work addressing the design details.   As the plan evolves, the Town and FDEP will together determine exactly which roads, homes and lakes will be served.  

We have begun the design phase of the project.   More information will be available in the future and will be posted on the Town’s website.  The attached grant application shows the areas being considered for septic to sewer conversions. 


EDUCATIONAL FDEP MATERIALS

 Lake placid, Fl from space



Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs)

 

TOWN OF LAKE PLACID
PLANS

 

PROJECT AREAS

Map of South lakes and project regions outlined

6.1 ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT PLANT 800,000 gpd.
• Current wastewater plant (capacity of 200,000 g.p.d.) is coupled with a permitted reuse system to treat all water. Current use and pending commitments have used (maybe exceeded) that capacity.
• These listed projects will require about 700,000gpd of new capacity for existing homes.
• Propose a new AWT plant to treat 800,000 gpd to serve the Greater Lake Placid area;
• Estimated cost of $6,500,000.00;

6.2 NORTH LAKE PLACID (THE LAKE).
• Serves 150 the north shore of Lake Placid.
• Low pressure line along East Lake Drive, Lake Mirror Drive and Sunset Drive.
• Several lift station at intersection of East Lake and Lake Mirror Drives to serve Lake Mirror Drive line. Size for Dasher and Lost Lake.
• Homeowners to pay connections.
• Estimated cost of $1,500,000.00.

6.3 SOUTH LAKE PLACID (THE LAKE).
• Currently 150 homes from the southwest shore of Lake Placid and the south-east side of Placid Lakes to the new AWT plant.
• Gravity sewer.
• Several lift stations.
• Homeowners to pay connections.
• Estimated Cost of $2,500,000.00.

6.4 HIGHWAY PARK.
• Approximately 350 homes.
• Serves Highway Park (very low income) & Lake Huntly.
• Approximately 3 or 4 lift stations.
• Gravity and force mains.
• Estimated cost of $3,500,000.00.

6.5 LAKE JUNE POINT
• Approximately 90 homes today; 150 homes total.
• Includes lines on Sunset Point Dr. and several lift stations connecting to West Interlake Blvd.
• Estimated Cost of $3,000,000.

6.6 PLACID LAKES NORTH--South side of Lake June and canals.
• Most densely built out-area approximately 700 homes;
• Approximately 10 miles of gravity mains.
• Cost of $10,000,000.00 gravity main and force main to West Interlake Drive.
• Several Lift Stations.

6.7 SIMPSONVILLE AND LAKE JUNE LINE.
• Approximately 150 homes.
• Serves Simpsonville, shore of Lake June.
• Close package plant at the Mobile Home Park.
• Approximate cost of $2,500,000.00.

6.8 Lake Pearl and Sirena to South Main.
• Industrial area south of Main Avenue.
• Homes (180) around both lakes and north to south Main.
• Several Lift Stations and lines.

6.9 Sun N’ Lake Estates—East side of Lake Grassy & Canals.
• Sun N’ Lake currently has 400 homes situated on 30 manmade canals all flowing directly into Lake Grassy. About 400 more along the roads 1-3 blocks away from Lake Grassy and the canals.
• Approximately 8-10 miles of collection lines and several lift stations.
• This line would connect into the line serving the Lake County Elementary School for delivery to the Town’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment facility.
• Cost of about $11,000,000.00

6.10 CLOSE THE TOMOKA WASTEWATER PLANT.
• Close the existing package plant and send the entire flow (100,000 gpd) to new AWT.
• Lift Station, force main, and surge tank to connect Tomoka to the new AWT facility.
• Estimated Cost $600,000.00.

6.11 CLOSE THE CR 29 WASTEWATER PLANT.
• Close the existing package plant and send the entire flow (20,000 gpd) to new AWT.
• Lift Station to connect existing facility to the new AWT facility.
• Estimated Cost $150,000.00.