About Us

Learn more about the Haines City Water Control District

WHO WE ARE

The Haines City Water Control District was created for the purposes of maintaining a drainage ditch that meanders in a southerly direction on both the east and west side of U.S. Highway 27 that is located within a defined geographic area lying generally on the western side of the corporate limits of Haines City, Florida, and Polk County. 

The responsibility of the District consists primarily of keeping the drainage ditch free of vegetation and any other matter that restricts the flow of water draining into the ditch from the adjoining uplands and the monitoring of development along or near the ditch that might adversely affect the flow and discharge of water along the ditch.

The drainage ditch extends northerly and westerly from the north end of Lake Tracy, then across to the west side of U.S. Highway 27, then southerly, generally parallel with the highway, to a point where the ditch crosses back to the east side of U.S. Highway 27 just south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and U.S. Highway 17/92.  The ditch then continues southeasterly and southerly.  At the south end (on the south side C.R. 544) it extends to the southwest, again passing under U.S. Highway 27 to an outfall into Middle Lake Hamilton. The width of the ditch varies, and there is no consistent dimension from shoreline to shoreline. A definitive description of the territorial boundaries of the Haines City Water Control District is contained within Chapter 2004-402, Laws of Florida.

The Haines City Water Control District works in cooperation with the City of Haines City and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The Haines City Water Control District is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors, who administers the activities of the Haines City Water Control District. The Supervisors are elected to three-year terms which are staggered so at least one Supervisor is elected or re-elected at each Annual Landowners’ meeting. The Supervisors receive no compensation for their service on the Board of Supervisors.

Board Of Supervisors

Chairman
Lonnie Large

Current Term Ends: January 2020
Original Appointment: January 2011

Supervisor
Vacant
Current Term Ends:
Original Appointment:

Vice Chairman
Russell S. Yates

Current Term Ends: January 2019
Original Appointment: April 2013

Supervisor
John Weaver

Current Term Ends: January 2020
Original Appointment: January 2014

Supervisor
Vacant
Current Term Ends:
Original Appointment:

Helpful Links

  • Chapter 2004-402, Laws of Florida

  • Chapter 189, Florida Statutes

  • Chapter 298, Florida Statutes

  • Florida Commission on Ethics website - “Ethics Law”

  • City of Haines City

  • Southwest Florida Water Management District website

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