Lake Alpine Water Company (LAWC)

A privately owned Class D water utility serving Bear Valley, California in Alpine County. LAWC is dedicated to being the best Class D water company in California by providing drinking water of the highest quality and knowledgable and friendly customer service.    Read More →


Recent News and Updates

Reduction in Disinfection Byproducts

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Each quarter we sample two sites in the distribution system for disinfection by products (DBP). These DBPs are created by the reaction between disinfecting chlorine and organic carbons in the water and may be carcinogenic.  We have been making changes to the treatment methods and distribution conditions to reduce disinfection byproducts.  We are pleased to report the recent quarterly samples taken on December 8, 2015 were low and we are again in compliance for all DBPs.  

Water Quality Notice

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In September, 2015, there was a detection of coliform bacteria in the water served from one distribution tank. This notice contains details about the incident.  This is not an emergency.  If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves.  Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. 

2015 California Drought Regulations

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Please read the this Customer Notice on Drought.052015 from the State Water Resources Control Board about the revised 2015 regulations and related fines for water conservation.

Customer Notice

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On March 2, 2015, LAWC filed advice letter 105 with the California Public Utilities Commission for a customer surcharge in order to recover the amount paid to Ratepayers of Lake Alpine Water Company for their contribution to Decision 13-03-007 regarding the ownership of shares of Lake Alpine Water Company.  See the full customer notice here.

2014 Water Quality Report

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The most recent water quality and consumer confidence report is ready.  It will be mailed or sent via email with your April invoice.  It is also available here for your review or download.  The 2014 water quality report is a summary of all water quality sampling and work done by LAWC throughout the year to maintain the system and improve water service.  Feel free to direct your questions about the report to Kimi Johnson at 209-753-2409.

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