State Revolving Fund (SRF) Projects

Lake Wales Projects Funded by SRF

Lake Wales Ground Storage Tank Construction and Watermain Replacement Project

  • A loan was executed for $4.6 million for the construction of a 400,000-gallon ground storage tank at the Burns Avenue Treatment Plant and replacement of approximately 2.5 miles of old galvanized steel water lines with HDPE pipe. This includes $923,762 in principal forgiveness which will not have to be repaid by the city.

Florida's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) with joint funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Florida. DWSRF programs operate around the country to provide states and communities the resources necessary to maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects our valuable water resources nationwide. Florida's DWSRF program has awarded more than $273 million in funding for 62 for drinking water improvement projects during the past five years for a total of $925 million in loan funds since its inception in 1998. The program provides low-interest loans to eligible entities for planning, designing and constructing water pollution control facilities.

For more information, visit https://floridadep.gov/wra/srf/content/dwsrf-program 

Lake Wales Rehabilitation of Reuse System 

  • A loan was executed for $785,400 for significant upgrades to the city’s existing reclaimed water pumping house, and reconfiguration of the piping to the reclaimed ground storage tank. The existing pumps and associated electrical controls within the existing pump building will be decommissioned and removed from the site. The project will include minor repairs and renovations to the existing irrigation pumping building, three new high service pumps, space for a fourth high service pump and associated electrical SCADA and controls with an air-conditioned electrical panel. The pumping facility will be expandable to 3.45 MGD (max day demand) which is equal to the future planned expansion of the city’s wastewater treatment facility.

Florida's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) with joint funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Florida. CWSRF programs operate around the country to provide states and communities the resources necessary to maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects our valuable water resources nationwide. Florida's CWSRF program has awarded approximately $1.1 billion in funding for about 120 wastewater and stormwater improvement projects during the past five years for a total of $4 billion in loan funds since its inception in 1989. The program provides low-interest loans to eligible entities for planning, designing and constructing water pollution control facilities.

For more information, visit the https://floridadep.gov/wra/srf/content/cwsrf-program