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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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Meet our Lakes & Stormwater Staff

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


Great work by Southwest Middle School students planting shrubs and grasses along Lake Somerset's shoreline!

Great work at Lawton Chiles and well deserved recognition to those students for their work on combating lake pollution!

JC Penney adopts Lake Hollingsworth!

The Lakes & Stormwater Division would like to welcome the JC Penney team to the Adopt-A-Lake Program!  JC Penney’s Adopt-A-Lake Volunteer team has adopted Lake Hollingsworth, and had their first clean-up on Saturday, April 11th.  The team collected five huge bags of garbage from around the shoreline.  Their efforts help to keep our lakes looking beautiful for our community to enjoy, and the water clean for our wildlife.  Their efforts are very much appreciated!   

If interested in being an Adopt-A-Lake Volunteer, please contact Laurie Smith of the Lakes & Stormwater Division at (863)834-6276 or


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