The Spring Lake Improvement District provides "potable" drinking water to all homes in Spring Lake. We are licensed by the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection for water quality and the South Florida Water Management District for water quantity.The District owns and operates the water distribution system as an Enterprise Fund.
In 1971 the first water plant was constructed and had 85,000 gallons in above ground storage, and a design flow of 150,000 gallons per day. Water mains and lines were first installed in Village I and installations continued as the other Villages developed. In 1983 a new water plant was designed that had above ground storage of 250,000 gallons and a flow of 500,000 gallons per day. In May of 2018 the District purchased the old power company water plant located on the far west side of Spring Lake, and will guarantee service to thousands of new users in the future. Today, Spring Lake has a design flow of nearly one million gallons per day, and that will expand once the 2nd plant is operational.
Unlike many Florida communities, quality water will continue to be available at a reasonable cost. Our District rates and fees are some of the lowest in the State.
BACKGROUND: When the Board conducted a public hearing in March of ’08 a number of rates and fees were revised for the first time since 2001. During the course of deliberations it was suggested that the District turn to the Florida Rural Water Association, for future guidance and support. A meeting with the organization resulted in their willingness to conduct several on-site visits to inspect our water operations; assess future operating and capital needs; inspect our wells; and make recommendations to the Board. These studies were done at no cost to the District and are continuously reviewed by FRWA on a yearly basis.
An Easy Way To Pay:
The Spring Lake Improvement District offers Automatic Water Bill Payments. Simply fill out a Bank Draft form and save the hassle and expense of writing/checks. Contact the office for detailsACH Form.pdf
Highlands County utilizes the rules of the strictest Water District during the watering restriction period. In this case, the strictest rules are from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and apply to all of Highlands County. Rules can change monthly, so check with the SFWMD web site for accurate times.
EVEN ADDRESSES MAY WATER ON THURSDAY AND/OR SUNDAY
ODD ADDRESSES MAY WATER ON WEDNESDAY AND/OR SATURDAY
Hand Watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and at any time.
These rules apply to all residences within the unincorporated Highlands County using the water resources, whether from public or privately owned water utility systems, private wells, or private connections with surface water bodies.
If you have further questions regarding the watering restrictions or if you would like to report someone watering on the wrong date or time, please call the Highlands County Code Enforcement office at 863-402-6915.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Consumer Confidence Reports
The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) rule is the first EPA rule to address the public right-to-know provisions of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water amendments. The CCR became effective in September of 1998. We publish this report annually in the District Newsletter and mail it to all water users, as well as post it in the District Office Lobby. Click on the links below to see Consumer Confidence Reports.2021 CCR Report.pdf2020 CCR Report.pdf2019 CCR Report.pdf2018 CCRReport.pdf2017 CCR Report2016 CCR Report