OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

 

Did you know the Lakewood Water District is continually working to ensure better service to its customers?
These improvements include:
    • All tanks now have earthquake sensors used to close the tank’s Altitude valve and isolate the tank from the system during significant seismic events. The water will be held in the tanks until the District can triage the damage to the system. The same isolation technology is used to limit the impact to the system due to a contamination event.
    • Due to the high removal rate and success of the View Road Treatment plant, The District has installed Iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) filtration plants on four other wells; Deepwood, Angle Lane, Yard, and Country Place. All other District wells are below the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) for Iron and Manganese.
    • The District’s flushing program enables us to remove excess minerals, mainly manganese, none of which pose any health risk. The field crews open and operate fire hydrants and blow-off valves to create high water flows and velocities in the water system to scour and clean the inside of the water mains that maintain the District’s high water quality standards.
    • The District is currently upgrading its telemetry system. The upgrade will enhance its data and information collection and management ability as well as enhance its automation and remote viewing and control capability.

 

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs (see definition below) as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Psi: Pounds per square inch.

Ductile Iron: Iron pipe with a concrete lining.

Main: Piping used to transmit water throughout the District.

Services: Piping from the main, meter, linesetter with valve.

Meter: Records water usage in cubic feet.

Manganese: Mineral commonly found in groundwater.

Blow-off Valve: Valve located at the end of a main, helps in the flushing process.