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

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.

Conserve Water

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The #1 waste of water in this community is accidental leaking during opening and closing as you or your guests arrive or depart. The lost water can be over 100 CCF, 75,000 gallons, when the house valve is turned open but the drain is not turned closed. Please remember the 2 step process for turning on and shutting off water at your house valves.  VALVE ON with DRAIN CLOSED and VALVE OFF with DRAIN OPEN be sure your guests have an easy to follow set of directions. We can catch a gushing house through a meter reading but that is usually 24 hours and 100 CCF too late!

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