Water-Related News

Results of Sept. 30th conference call with Polk County, DEP, Mosaic

BARTOW – This morning, Board of County Commissioners staff participated in a general update conference call with Mosaic and Florida DEP officials. The following information was shared:

  • The recovery well continues in full operation. Mosaic staff expects plume influence to the recovery well in mid/late October.
  • Perimeter monitoring wells continue to test clear, as expected.
  • FDEP reps are on site at Mosaic almost daily.
  • Approximately 762 private wells are being tested.
  • Approximately 397 homes are receiving bottled water.
  • FDEP/DOH (Department of Health) are assisting Fort Meade with testing of public wells.
  • Mosaic plans to begin mapping dimensions/features of crevice using LIDAR survey technology early next week.

The county’s next scheduled update is Friday, October 8. For the most current information, go to Mosaic’s website at: