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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

City Explores Options to Ensure Future Water Supply

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Last updated 7/23/2021 at 9:40am


Lake Wales will need to have an alternative water source in place sooner than experts had anticipated, according to a consultant hired by the city to explore its future utility options.

Dave Edson, from Hoyle Tanner and Associates, said the city will need to have a new water supply in place as early as 2027 because of projected growth in the coming years.

Lake Wales is expecting slightly more than $7 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding, and city leaders are looking at using those funds to address the long-term issue of creating an alternative water supply (AWS) for Lake Wales. M...

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