Water-Related News

Cherry Hill Water Facility construction nearing completion

When the Cherry Hill Water Production Facility goes into service, it will have the capacity to pump 3.2 million gallons per day to homes in the northwest area of Polk.

The construction of the facility is part of the county’s regionalization effort and will replace the existing infrastructure at the Indianwood and Homestead water production facilities, along with the on-site elevated storage tank.

This new facility also includes two new upper Floridan aquifer wells, a 1-million-gallon storage tank and a bank of high service pumps. The new facility will improve hydraulics, water quality and reliability in the northwest regional service area.

Construction also continues on the $2.5 million direct potable reuse pilot project at the site.

That project, which is through a joint agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, will determine whether the direct potable reuse process can produce drinking water that meets or exceeds federal and state standards while providing an option for increasing Polk’s water supply in the future.

For more detailed information on the project, go to: Direct Potable Reuse Pilot Project Website.