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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

Upcoming Events

Don't forget about the 12th annual Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakes Festival on October 10th, 2015 from 8:30AM to 12:00PM. It is located at the Lake Hollingsworth Boat Ramp. For more information, visit or contact Laurie Smith at or (863) 834-6276.



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