Articles & Information
November 16, 2023Well 9 Groundwater Source and Potential Taste and Odor
On November 6th, 2023 the District increased the volume of water pumped from the Well 9 groundwater source to meet water right requirements set by the Department of Ecology. This well has elevated levels of sulfides, which react with chlorine used for disinfection, causing objectionable taste and odor that can be characterized as a burnt match taste and/or sulfurous odor. Some individuals may be more sensitive to this taste and odor.
Well 9 is used throughout the year, but can be more prevalent in certain areas of the water system depending on current demands. This water meets all water quality requirements set by the Department of Health.
The District has conducted a pilot study to determine viable treatment options to reduce the taste and odor, as well as chlorine demand, and is currently in the process of implementation.
A granular activated carbon (GAC) filter can be effective at reducing the taste and odor of water used for drinking.
June 21, 2023Pressure Reducing Valve and Booster Pump Station SEPA Notification
Notice is hereby given that on June 21, 2023, Lake Meridian Water District issued a determination of nonsignificance (DNS) with a 14 day comment period and will not act on the proposal for 14 days from the date of above, relative to the environmental impact in the described proposal attached.
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December 27, 2005About the District
Lake Meridian Water District is a special purpose district, operating under Title 57 of the Revised Codes of Washington, (RCW).
We were originally formed in the early 1960s to bring water service to the Lake Meridian area. The District's current service area covers approximately 4,000 acres around Lake Meridian in Kent, Washington.
We are bordered by the City of Kent to the west; Soos Creek Water & Sewer to the north; Covington Water District to the east; and City of Auburn to the south.
The District has a three member Board of Commissioners elected to staggering six-year terms of office.
The Board meets twice per month at the District office. If you are interested in attending, please advise. The day to day operations are the responsibility of the General Manager, Operations Manager and 8 full time employees.