Water-Related News

Winter Haven, SWFWMD finalize water study agreement

WINTER HAVEN – On April 8, the Winter Haven City Commission and staff with the Southwest Florida Water Management District finalized an amendment to their agreement to study the feasibility of using highly-treated wastewater to recharge the Upper Floridan Aquifer under Winter Haven in the coming years.

The developer of a proposed development called Harmony at Lake Eloise has agreed to have the study conducted on his property. The amendment to the original agreement was necessary because contract negotiations between the city and the developer took more time than was originally budgeted.

Wastewater from the City of Winter Haven’s water treatment plant number three would be piped to the property and pumped into the ground. The feasibility study started in January and a final report is tentatively scheduled to be complete by September 2020.