Water Department

The City of Lake Park and the Lake Park Municipal Utilities has provided water to the residents of Lake Park since 1910 when the water tower and the first water lines were constructed. The water source at the time was a well but when demand became too great, the City began pumping water from the lake. A water plant was built in 1938 on the lake just north of Soddy's. In 1970, a new plant was built on the northeast side of the City Park with the old one being demolished a few years later.

Water Rates

Effective 7/17/2024

Each customer shall pay each month for water utility and water usage supplied by the Lake Park Municipal Utilities as follows:

Service Charge: $16.00
Per 1,000 Gallons: $9.00

There shall be a minimum charge of $16.00 per month for each customer water service account.

The Second Meter Bulk Rate each customer shall pay each month for water utility and water usage supplied by Lake Park Municipal Utilities as follows:

Line Charge: $19.50
Per 1,000 Gallons: $10.00

Sewer Rates

(June 2023) The new sewer plant has been in operation since last fall. Thank you to those who stopped out at the open house to view how it operates. An additional increase in the sewer rate will take effect July 1, which means the increase will be seen on the July usage bill. The new rates will be:

Monthly service fee: $22.13 (minimum per month)
Per 1,000 gal. Water: $10.40
Sewer Maintenance Fee: $29.00
Effective 7/17/2024

As a city we will do all that we can to keep cost as low as possible and run the plant as efficient as we can. We will have a much better idea of actual costs when the loan closes, and we have a year of operation cost under our belt. At which time we will be reviewing the rates. We will continually review rates.

REMINDER: It is against city ordinance to connect a roof downspout, sump pump, foundation drain, areaway drain, or other surface run-off or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain that is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.