"Hey Bungalower, did you see all the trash in Lake Eola after Earth Day? It's disgusting. What can we do about it?" - Bungalower reader The above message was sent to us via Facebook, in regards to litter that was...
UPDATE: April 27, 2016  - LAKE ALERT ISSUED FOR LAKE LAWNE - LIFTED A Lake Alert has been issued for Lawne Lake . A blockage in a sanitary line has resulted in approximately 800 gallons of sanitary waste being discharged into...
The following question was posed on the Orlando Reddit thread, HERE, which was then forwarded to Bungalower to investigate, earlier today. "What were they doing in Lake Killarney today? Saw this leaving MCO today" - Sled14 We reached out to our...
UPDATE: February 3, 2017 - Lake Alert for Lake Dot - LIFTED   Due to a blockage in a sanitary line near the intersection of West Robinson Street and Beggs Avenue, approximately 200 gallons of sanitary waste has made its way...
UPDATE: As of February 1, 2017, the Lake Alert for Lake Wade has been LIFTED. Based upon the most recent water samples taken on January 30, 2017, the bacteria counts in Lake Wade have dropped to acceptable State Water Quality...
UPDATE: March 6, 2017 - Lake Alert for Lake Arnold has been LIFTED UPDATE: Febrary 1, 2017 - Lake Alert remains in effect for Lake Arnold UPDATE: January 26, 2017 - Lake Alert Remains in effect for Lake Arnold The City of Orlando...
UPDATE: Lake Alert for Lake of the Woods - LIFTED, Feb 2, 2017   A sanitary sewer overflow, that originated near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and West Gore Street, has forced the City of Orlando Stormwater Section to issue...
UPDATE: Lake Alert for Lake Mann  - LIFTED on December 22 The City Stormwater division was made aware of an sewer discharge incident that may have contaminated Lake Mann . As a result, the City is ceasing any water and...
UPDATE - CITY OF ORLANDO - LAKE ALERT FOR LAKE PINELOCH AND LAKE WADE- LIFTED City Stormwater personnel have uncovered elevated fecal coliform levels in Lake Pineloch and nearby Lake Wade. The City is advising that all activities on both...
UPDATE - CITY OF ORLANDO - LAKE ALERT FOR LAKE ROWENA - LIFTED An "undetermined volume" of sanitary waste was released into ake Rowena when a bypass hose came out of a manhole at a nearby City Lift Station. Lift...
UPDATE: The Lake Alert for Park Lake has been lifted. Resume normal activities around the lake.   The City's Stormwater Division has issued a Lake Alert for Park Lake due to water quality concerns following a sanitary sewer overflow. Grease blockage in a...
Orlando residents are invited to participate in a community conversation about the City of Orlando's ongoing Virginia/Lake Highland Transportation and and Use Study (Website), which we've written about previously HERE. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. October...
UPDATE: November 29, 2016 - The Lake Alert issued for Lake Olive has been lifted based on the absence of toxins from additional testing performed by City staff. Resume normal activities on the lake.   The City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater...
UPDATE: As of 8/19/16 the Lake Alert issued for the western lobe of Lake Ivanhoe has been lifted.  Residents may now resume normal activities on the lake. The western lobe of Lake Ivanhoe (the College Park side) has been flagged...
As summer temperatures rise, Orlando residents should be aware of the increase in health concerns related to warm water, namely blue-green algae and amoeba exposure. Blue-green algae are water plants that sometimes occur in "blooms" or rapid growth spurts of...
UPDATED - This Lake Alert was lifted on April 27 A clog in the sewer line near the corner of Miller and Orange Avenue has led the City to issue a Lake Alert for nearby Lake Lurna. City Wastewater personnel...
UPDATE: The Lake Alert for Lake Beardall has been lifted.  Resume normal activities on the lake. City Wastewater personnel have responded to a sanitary sewer overflow that resulted in approximately 600 gallons of sanitary waste entering the stormwater system on...
UPDATE: The Lake Alert issued for Clear Lake has been lifted.  Resume normal activities on the Lake. The City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division has issued an alert for Clear Lake . According to the alert, City Wastewater staff dealt with...
UPDATE - The Lake Alert precaution for Lake Baldwin has been lifted and normal activities can now resume on the lake.  There was a Lake Alert precaution listed for Lake Baldwin on November 27 due to a potential for elevated...
The City of Orlando has issued a Lake Alert for the Western lobe of Lake Ivanhoe due to a large amount of dead fish being found in that section of the lake. The Western lobe of Lake Ivanhoe is bordered by Ivanhoe...
  UPDATE - LAKE ALERT HAS BEEN LIFTED According to a recent statement issued by the City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division, a Lake Alert has been issued for Lake Highland. There was a sewage overflow at the intersection of Eola Drive...
According to the City of Orlando's Stormwater Division (Website), a faulty bypass pump near the intersection of Clay Avenue and Westminster Street has released approximately 200 gallons of sewage into the stormwater system. Warning signs have been posted around Lake...
We've had a couple of readers ask us what is happening with the water quality at Lake Ivanhoe. You can see by the sign above that city posted that the lake was "unsafe for water contact activities and irrigation." Bungalower has...