The City of Leesburg Wastewater System was established in 1920 and serves approximately 37,300 residential customers and 2,000 commercial customers in Leesburg and the surrounding area. The wastewater system consists of 161 lift stations, 81 miles of sewer force mains, and 169 miles of sewer gravity lines. Gravity sewer lines range from 4 to 21 inches in diameter and force mains range from 4 to 24 inches in diameter.
The City has an operating permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to operate two wastewater treatment plants: The Canal Street Plant, which is rated at 3.5 Million Gallons per Day (MGD), and the Turnpike Plant, which is rated at 4.5 MGD. The wastewater system is in compliance with all state and federal regulations. The City treats its effluent to an advanced secondary standard utilizing it for irrigation of 675 acres of City owned property.
The resulting biosolids generated from the wastewater treatment process is disposed of at permitted sites on 340 acres of City-owned hay fields. With both the Turnpike and Canal Street Wastewater Treatment Facilities and land disposal sites maintained and in service, the City anticipates having sufficient wastewater treatment/ disposal capacity through the year 2015.
Wastewater reuse is a commodity that is important for certain industries that require high volumes of water at reasonable rates. Reuse water also reduces the amount of water drawn from the aquifer. The wastewater department is in the process of constructing a water reuse facility in order to provide this service. The City projects, unrestricted public reuse capacity of approximately 3.5 MGD available in 2009. By the end of fiscal year 2009-2010, the City will be delivering the majority of that reuse to customers.
Questions or problems about your account: Call Customer Service at (352) 728-9800.