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UPDATE: Lake Alert has been LIFTED for Lake Fairview

November 17, 2021: The Lake Alert for Lake Fairview has been lifted and the posted signs are being removed today. Please resume all normal water activities associated with this lake.


Original Lake Alert below:

Type of water quality concern: Possible elevated fecal coliform counts due to damaged force main

  • Location: Intersection of Silver Star Rd and W Princeton St
  • Cause: Damaged force main
  • Overflow Amount: undetermined volume at this time
  • City Response: City Water Reclamation personnel is on site repairing the damaged force main. The City has issued the Alert as a precaution in the chance that the bacteria counts may be elevated when it reaches the lake after going through a stormwater inlet.

Warning Sings were posted at the Lake Fairview boat ramp on November 11, 2021. City crews will be issuing door hangers today on those homes that may have been potentially impacted by the overflow. City Stormwater personnel will be taking bacteria samples at the lake to measure the potential impact of the spill. Once bacteria counts meet acceptable State water quality standards, updates will be sent via email and to the City's Lake Alert website and Lake Alert Hotline phone number.

As a health precaution, the City is advising that all water contact activities cease until further notice.

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, www.orlando.gov/Parks-the-Environment/Lakes-and-Rainfall/Lake-Alerts will also have the latest information.

For further information regarding the sewer overflow, please contact Chancey Springstead, Water Reclamation Environmental Supervisor, at chancey.springstead@cityoforlando.net. For water quality questions, please contact Lisa Lotti, Stormwater Compliance Program Manager, at lisa.lotti@cityoforlando.net.