REHABILITATION PROJECTS

Did you know that in 1995, the Lakewood Water District began a 35-year program of Replacement and Rehabilitation? The District continues its effort to upgrade and improve system wide service. Older parts of the system are being replaced with high use, reliable and high quality materials. Service to our customers remains our highest priority.

As these projects are completed it will enable us to continue to furnish our customers with the highest quality of water possible at the lowest cost. This program involves taking sections of the District that are at least 50 years old and completely replacing the water mains, the service connections from the water mains to the meter and replacing fire hydrants. To date, the following areas have been completed:

    • 1995 59th Avenue Transmission Main
    • 1995 Steilacoom Boulevard & Phillips Road
    • 1995 Mt. Tacoma Drive (Bristol/Gravelly)
    • 1995 Lake Grove Transmission Main
    • 1996 Meadow Road Transmission Main
    • 1996 Angle Lane Main Improvement
    • 1996 Steilacoom Boulevard & Phillips Road – Phase II
    • 1997 Steilacoom Boulevard 83rd – 87th
    • 1997 Meadow Road Transmission Main
    • 1997 Rigney Road to View Road
    • 1998 DeKoven & Dalwood
    • 1998 Edgewater & Waverly
    • 1999 Cherry Street Main Replacement
    • 1999 Lexington Avenue Main Replacement
    • 1999 Union Avenue Main Replacement
    • 2000 Maple Drive Main Replacement
    • 2001 Brook Lane Main Replacement
    • 2001 Wildaire Road Main Replacement
    • 2001 Terry Lake Road Main Replacement
    • 2002 School Street Main Replacement
    • 2002 Bridgeport Way Main Replacement
    • 2002 Lake Avenue Main Replacement
    • 2003 Seeley Lake Drive Main Replacement
    • 2004 Touch Read register replacement program
    • 2005 Interlaaken Dr. Main Replacement
    • 2005 Pacific Highway Water Main Extension
    • 2006 Hemlock Tank Replacement, 10200 block between Sharon St. and Hemlock St. (see images)
    • 2006 Water Main Replacment Project. North American Lake area. Interlaaken Drive and Veterens Drive.
    • 2006 Engineering work for pressure improvements for northeast Lakewood.
    • 2006 Lakewood Water District Shop remodel and office addition (see images)
    • 2006 Kline Street Main Replacement
    • 2007 Security Improvements—Pump house upgrades
    • 2007 Tanner Village Water Main and Hydrant Installation
    • 2007 Radio-read Meter Upgrades
    • 2007Installation of the J-3 well at the District’s 88th and Pine site.
    • 2007 Phase three of the District’s source meter.
    • 2007 Two large On-site Chlorine generators were purchased and installed to replace obsolete equipment at the View Road Treatment plant and Country Place facilities.
    • 2007 Phase I of the telemetry system upgrade.
    • 2007The HVAC system was upgraded in the original office portion of the District’s main headquarters.
    • 2008 New 16″ main to be placed in a bore that runs under Interstate 5 at 47th Street to better serve the Springbrook area east of I-5.
    • 2008 Sound Transit Frontage Water Main and Hydrant Installation
    • 2008 Connection of new 16″ Pacific Highway main to 111th Street and Klein Street.
    • 2008 Sound Transit Frontage Water Main and Hydrant Installation
    • 2009 J-2 Well Replacement Building
    • 2009 The Disrtict took advantage of the City of Lakewood’s installation of storm and sanitary sewers, in Tillicum, by laying new main on Berkley Street, Portland Avenue and Spring Street.
    • 2009 New Pressure Zone Phase I—South Tacoma Way
    • 2010 No R & R projects were completed by the District in 2010

Capital Projects recently completed

    • Earthquake Improvements Phase I—2 tanks
    • Wholesale transmission water main extending to 121st Street at “A” Street in Parkland.
    • Completion of Tillicum Area Improvements
    • Pacific Avenue- Bridgeport to Gravelly Lake Drive
    • Bridgeport- 59th Avenue to Steilacoom Boulevard SW
    • Updates to Chlorinators at Scotts, 88th & Pine and Tillicum well sites

What’s upcoming: Proposed R & R and Capital Projects

    • Wholesale transmission main booster pump station
    • Grant Avenue Boundary Street to Berkley Street
    • Sound Transit phase 2
    • Water system plan
    • Custer street bridge crossing
    • Replace 8″ I-5 crossing for WTM Improvement

We will keep you up to date on future projects and also let you know the status of completed projects.

OPERATION 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.

We want you to know what is happening at your Water District. This web page will continue to be updated with all of our current activities around the District in order to keep you, our customers, better informed.

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.