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 and Terrance Boulevard that allowed a “small quantity” of sewage to be released into the stormwater system.
City Wastewater personnel have posted warning signs along the lake and will be taking bacteria samples at locations along the canal system to monitor the impact of the spill.
Did you know that the City of Orlando used to get its drinking water from Lake Highland? It was once rated as some of the best quality drinking water in the country, but is now only rated as “fair.” It is still a popular spot for local fishermen.