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Ribbon cutting set for Wastewater Treatment Facility Project

Ribbon cutting set for Wastewater Treatment Facility Project

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For immediate release:  April 22, 2022
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
                      352-728-9786 ext. 1100

Ribbon cutting scheduled for Leesburg’s 
Wastewater Treatment Facility Project

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          LEESBURG, FL – A ribbon cutting ceremony for Leesburg’s Turnpike Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvement and Expansion Project is scheduled for 10:00am on Thursday, May 5, on site at 1600 CR 470, Okahumpka. Construction is wrapping up and the components of the expansion are all online.  
Turnpike Wastewater Treatment Facility Aerial
          The $20 million undertaking increased the capacity of the treatment facility from 3 million gallons per day (MGD) to 4.5 MGD. In addition, various electrical improvements were also completed in order to increase the plant’s resiliency to power outages, extreme weather and natural disasters as well as improve the water quality of the effluent.    

           “We’re thrilled to see this phase of the plant expansion operational,” said City Manager Al Minner.  “Ensuring our city’s infrastructure is keeping pace with development is vital to the success of our region’s growth and this project is an important piece of that.”

          The project was designed by the joint team of Dewberry-Hydro and Carollo wastewater engineering and was built by Wharton-Smith, Inc. General Contractors. Funding assistance was provided by the St. Johns River Water Management District in the form of a $1.5 million water quality improvement grant.

          The public is invited to attend the ceremony. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 352-435-9442.


Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 28,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit