By a Vote of the citizens of Lakewood on May 22, 1943, Lakewood Water District was formed Tuesday, June 1, 1943.

 

1943:

  • 369 Water connections.
  • 41 Miles of Water Main.
  • 3 Water Tanks, with a total storage capacity of 600,000 gallons of water.
  • 4 Wells.
  • 3 Elected Commissioners
  • Average Bi-monthly water bill was $2.58. Serving a Population of 7,900 people.

Currently:

  • 16,800 Water Connections
  • 256 Miles of Water Main
  • 13 Water Tanks, with a total storage capacity of 27,300,000 gallons of water.
  • 32 Wells (30 active).
  • 3 Elected Commissioners.
  • Average Bi-monthly water bill is $38.89 based on 1500cf and 5/8″ meter.
  • Serving 65,000 retail customers and 55,000 wholesale customers, for a total population of 120,000.
  • Supply wholesale water to the Town of Steilacoom and Summit Water & Supply Company, with existing wholesale contracts with Spanaway Water Company and Rainier View Water Company.
  • Generated a network of emergency interties with surrounding water companies such as Tacoma Water, Parkland Light & Water, and Town of Steilacoom, just to name a few.

Little Known Facts:

  • Lakewood Water District employs 1 person for every 621 connections.
  • Our rates are the lowest in the State of Washington for a Utility serving over 15,000 connections.
  • Our R&R (Replacement and Rehabilitation) Program began in 1995; in 2014, a new 50-year Program was launched to replace 180 miles of older water main in the District’s system.