Water-Related News

UPDATED: Lake Alert issued for Orlando's Lake Concord

UPDATE (3/16/2020): The lake alert for Lake Concord has been lifted, Please resume all normal water activities associated with this 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 (and updates) for City of Orlando lakes. Out of a preponderance of caution, an announcement has been is provided below regarding the lake(s) where water quality may be of concern.

Type of water quality concern: Possible elevated E. coli counts due to a sanitary sewer overflow

Location: Near the intersection of Pittman St and N Hughey Ave

Cause: Blockage in the sanitary sewer line caused by grease buildup

City Response: City Water Reclamation crews stopped the overflow and cleared the clogged line. The responding team was able to recover approximately 250 gallons of the estimated 400 gallons of sanitary waste released. The affected ground surface areas have been sanitized. Warning signs were placed along at Don Dudley Park.

Furthermore, City Stormwater personnel will continue taking water samples within the lake to monitor the bacteria levels. Once E. coli counts meet acceptable State water quality standards, updates will be sent via email, to the City's Lake Alert website and Lake Alert Hotline phone number.

As a health precaution, the City is advising that all water activities and irrigation from Lake Concord 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