Lee County commissioners on Tuesday voted to award a $598,575 contract to Johnson Engineering for the design of water quality improvements at Lakes Regional Park. The project is intended to improve the quality of the water flowing from Lakes Park into Hendry Creek through the construction of an alum treatment facility. Based on water conditions, the treatment facility will add alum to the West Lake, which will bind with and settle out excess nutrients and algae. Excess water from Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, discharges into the Hendry Creek West Branch and eventually flows into Estero Bay. The design phase is expected to take about a year. The project has received a $475,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
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