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Sewage Overflow: Lake Jessamine and Lake Pearl (Updated)

Update: The advisory issued below on 9/12/17 for Lake Pearl is still in effect. Recent sampling results in Pearl Lake (located near UCF) indicate that bacteria levels have not dropped to recreational standards. Samples will be taken again on Monday, September 25th and we will have results on Tuesday, September 26th.

Update: The lake advisory posted due to bacterial contamination from Hurricane Irma has been lifted for Lake Jessamine.

Please call Orange County Environmental Protection if you have questions at (407)836-1400.


Tuesday, Sep. 12:

Due to power outages caused by Hurricane Irma, a sewage overflow has occurred adjacent to Lake Jessamine – located near the Conway area, as well as to Lake Pearl – located near the UCF area. Residents should avoid all contact with these lake waters and avoid recreation in the lake until further notice. Orange County Government is monitoring the situation and will perform sampling of the lake water during the next few days. An update will be provided when the lake is safe again. For questions, please contact Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division at 407-836-1400.