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Stormwater flowing into Lake Lafayette to be treated

Lake Lafayette
Posted at 9:06 AM, May 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-15 05:37:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A $5.6 million dollar project to treat storm-water that flows into Upper Lake Lafayette.

Entitled the Lake Lafayette Nutrient Reduction Project, the endeavor will improve structures and process that are part of the Weems Stormwater Facility. The facility is located off of Weems Road and may be seen from the east side of Capital Circle Northeast, just south of Mahan Drive.

“This project represents an important investment in protecting our water,” said Commissioner Nancy Miller, who is the lead commissioner on the City's Long Range Planning Target Issue Committee. “Improving the quality of stormwater entering Lake Lafayette is a key part of preserving the health of the lake. This is another example of how the City puts our stormwater fees to work to improve the quality of our water here in Tallahassee.”

During the project, traffic delays are expected in the area of Eliza Road, Powell Road, and Weems Road due to trucks or heavy equipment leaving the area.

For more information and questions, contact Catherine Bray with the City of Tallahassee Underground Utilities Department, Stormwater Management, at 850-891-6860.