City Considering Options to Ensure Future Water Supply
Last updated 5/6/2021 at 10:16am
Lake Wales commissioners will be tackling a big issue in the coming months, looking to ensure the city has an adequate supply of water for decades to come.
City leaders recently heard a presentation from representatives of the Polk Regional Water Cooperative, which has settled on a plan to drill into the lower Floridan aquifer to provide a new alternative water source for local municipalities.
Those wells will be up to 1,800 feet deep – about three times deeper than wells into the upper Florida aquifer which currently provides the bulk of the city's water – and will tap into brackish w...