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 knowledgeable and friendly customer service.    Read More →


Recent News and Updates

Disinfection Byproducts Compliance

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With the success of the granulated activated carbon (GAC) in removing organic carbons, we are once again in compliance for disinfection byproducts. The GAC has been removing at least 40% of the organic carbons. These organics react with chlorine to form disinfection byproducts. The more organics we can remove prior to disinfection with chlorine, the less byproduct formation. This is great news for our water quality. We will continue to improve the GAC process in the coming months.

Disinfection Byproduct Levels decreasing!

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We are making good progress on our efforts to reduce disinfection byproducts in the drinking water. The granular activated carbon filter is effectively removing 60% or more of the organics which means they are not present to react with the chlorine. However, due to high levels in previous quarters, our water system did not meet the drinking water standard in the fourth quarter, October - December of 2017. We monitor on a quarterly basis for the presence of drinking water contaminants including disinfection byproducts.  On October 12, 2017, results for Haloacetic Acids (HAA) were 25.0 parts

Winter Ice on Bear Lake

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A friendly reminder to stay off of Bear Lake! Please do not risk your life or your equipment to the stability of the ice on Bear Lake. With the new aeration system emitting bubbles to the surface, the lake will not completely freeze over.  Stay safe and stay off!  Thank you!

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