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Pollution Hotline

(863) 834-3300

Curtis Porterfield
Manager of Lakes & Stormwater
(863) 834-8439

Laurie Smith
Environmental Specialist
(863) 834-6276

Cole Edwards
Engineering Technician
(863) 834-3307

Sandra George
Lakes Management Specialist
(863) 834-3328

Cody O'Gorman
Environmental Technician II
(863) 834-8438

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Department of Public Works 

Lakes and Stormwater Division
407 Fairway Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801

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Disaster Preparedness

For inquiries about hurricane/disaster preparedness, please refer to the Polk County Emergency Management link below. ments/Emergency-Management/

Meet our Lakes & Stormwater Staff

Back: Cody O'Gorman, Curtis Porterfield, and Cole Edwards
Front:  Laurie Smith, Christina Hall and Sandra George

Vision, MIssion, Values of Lakes and Stormwater


Lake Clean Up Events

Love our lakes?  Join us to keep our lakes free of litter by participating in a shoreline cleanup.  Volunteers make the difference.  Contact Laurie Smith for more information at (863)-834-6276 or