• Polk Roads & Drainage Opening Sandbag Fill Sites

    Bartow, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2019) – Sandbag fill sites will open tomorrow for Polk County residents preparing for Tropical Storm Dorian.

    A maximum of 10 sandbags will be provided to each household to help prevent water intrusion into the home.

    Beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 28, the following locations will provide sand and sandbags. Please bring your own shovel.

    Sandbag fill site locations are:

    • Mulberry –...
  • Polk County Waste & Recycling Labor Day Collection Schedule

    Bartow, Fla. (August 28, 2019) – The North Central Landfill will be closed on, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 for Labor Day. The landfill will re-open, Tuesday, Sept. 3.

    Since Monday falls on a holiday, residential curbside collection services will be delayed one-day. Collection services scheduled for Monday, Sept. 2, will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday services will take place on Wednesday and so...

  • Boil Water Notice for Foxwood Lake Estates

    Polk County Utilities issued a Department of Health required PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE due to a loss of system pressure in the Foxwood Lake Estates area of North Lakeland. Approximately 400 customers are affected.

    As a precaution, we advise that all water users drink bottled water and/or boil water to a rolling boil for at least one minute for cooking and drinking.

    This precautionary boil...

  • Water outage in Foxwood Lake Estates

    Bartow, Fla. (August 27, 2019) — The majority of Polk County Utilities (PCU) water customers in the Foxwood Lake Estates neighborhood in North Lakeland are without water until about 3 p.m. today. The City of Lakeland, which supplies water to the county in that area, is repairing a master meter at this time. About 400 PCU customers are affected.

    NOTE: Due to this afternoon's rain, the water outage...

  • Polk County History Center Receives Highest National Recognition

    Bartow, Florida (Aug. 20, 2019) – The Polk County History Center has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies and to the museum-going public.

    Alliance Accreditation brings national recognition to a museum for its...

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