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Public Notice Update: Lakeland Stormwater Treatment Pond Expansion Project

LAKELAND, FL (March 20, 2023) | Construction is currently underway on the expansion of an existing stormwater treatment facility located at the intersection of North Vermont Avenue and Plum Street.  The $299,000 project is funded through appropriated monies earmarked for stormwater management and treatment within the Lake Parker drainage basin. The project is designed to expand the existing stormwater management system with the addition of a supplemental interconnected treatment and storage pond.  Laurie Smith, Manager Lakes & Stormwater said, “Stormwater ponds are a great tool designed to capture and retain runoff, which may contain various types of pollution including sediments, oils, greases, trash, nutrients, pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals.”

The project is located on a parcel slightly less than one acre that adjoins the north side of the existing stormwater treatment pond. The expansion will provide expanded volume management of stormwater from the surrounding drainage basin, as well as nutrient and sediment removal from stormwater flows prior to discharging into Lake Parker. During the project, heavy construction traffic is likely around North Vermont Avenue, with trucks entering and leaving the site periodically.  The project is moving quickly and is expected to be completed by late April 2023.


Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 115 years ago. 

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