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Lake Alert issued for Orlando's Park Lake

To address citizen concerns related to water quality, the Stormwater Section has developed a public information system, "Lake Alert," to provide seasonal and localized warnings for City of Orlando lakes. An announcement has been provided below regarding the lake(s) where water quality has been a concern.

  • Type of water quality concern: Possible elevated E. coli counts due to a sanitary sewer overflow
  • Location: Park Lake Circle, near the intersection of Highland Avenue
  • Cause: Heavy grease and sand deposits in sanitary line. Estimated 250 gallons of sanitary waste was discharged.
  • City Response: City Water Reclamation stopped the overflow by removing the accumulated debris in the sanitary line. City crews cleaned impacted area. Warning signs were placed around Park Lake on September 6, 2020.

The City is advising that water contact activities cease until further notice, including irrigation. City Stormwater personnel will collect water samples on a routine basis. Once E. coli counts drop to acceptable State Water Quality Standards, the Lake Alert Hotline number and the City's Lake Alert website will be updated.

Public Notification: Please continue to call the Lake Alert number, 407.246.2220, for the most up-to-date information regarding your lake. During weekdays, the City's Lake Alert website, will also have the latest information.

For further information regarding the sewer discharge, please contact Athena Tipaldos, Water Reclamation Compliance and Public Awareness Program Manager, at For water quality questions, please contact Lisa Lotti, Stormwater Compliance Manager, at