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Pollution Hotline

(863) 834-3300

Laurie Smith
Manager of Lakes & Stormwater
(863) 834-6276

Jessica Schilling
Senior Environmental Specialist
(863) 834-8439

Cole Edwards, P.E.
Engineering Technician
(863) 834-3307

Sandra Pope
Lakes Management Specialist
(863) 834-3328

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

Carlos Sierra Rodriguez
Operations Support Tech 1
(863) 834-8441

Christina Smith
Office Associate 1
(863) 834-3300

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Department of Public Works 

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

Disaster Preparedness

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

111th Accredited Agency (APWA)

Meet our Lakes & Stormwater Staff

Back:Cole Edwards, Cody O'Gorman
Front: Christina Smith, Laurie Smith, Sandra George, Jessie Glenn

Vision, MIssion, Values of Lakes and Stormwater

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Introducing Toby the Turtle, who is the leader of the City of Lakeland’s Lakes & Stormwater Division’s Water Warriors! Toby and the Water Warriors are the defenders of our City’s beautiful lakes, and want to let you know that putting anything down the stormwater drains like trash, yard wastes and chemicals is harmful to the lakes and makes it unsafe for him and his fellow Water Warriors.  Check out the City of Lakeland's facebook page for new posts every Tuesday!  And remember, Only Rain Goes Down the Drain! For more information check out

Spotlight on the Lakes & Stormwater Adopt a Lake Program


Check out Lakes and Stormwater's new Pet Waste brochure!

Pet Waste Brochure.pdf

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