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

Water Rates Approved by CPUC

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On October 11, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission approved the 2018 application for a revised and increase rate schedule. The rates will be effective on the December, 2018 invoices. To review the customer notice, click here. To review the new rates, click here.

Bear Lake Work Party

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We had a great day on Sunday, September 16 helping out the boat beach at Lake Road. Fourteen homeowners and LAWC staff including 4 gals from the Alpine Watershed Group powered through the placement of 5 cubic yards of rock to build a water diffusion to eliminate erosion. Folks also walked the lake trail to pick up trash and trim brush. The successful day ended with a delicious lunch served by the Bear Valley General Store. Thanks for helping us out and we hope you can join us next year.

LAWC Request for Rate Increase

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We have submitted an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to increase service rates and metered quantity rates for water. To view the details in the public notice, click here. The notice has also been mailed with the August invoices or emailed to customers receiving e-bills.  

June Updates

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Surcharges: On this June invoice, you will notice a decrease in the Safe Drinking Water (SDWRF) surcharge. This monthly surcharge is used to repay the state for a low interest loan that funded the upgrades to the treatment plant in 2005. The surcharge will be on water bills through 2028. There is also a one-time regulatory surcharge. This will only be on the June 2018 invoice and is not a monthly surcharge. It is used to repay the company for lead and copper sampling expenses and state regulatory fees that were not included in the last general rate case. Bear Lake: Welcome to Summer! All BVRI members and their guests are welcome to enjoy recreational access to Bear Lake. To join BVRI, go to  Please leave your pets at home and Leave No Trace of your trash and food. Leak Repairs: This summer, we will be repairing leaks and valves on Fremont Road, John Ebbetts Road, Spring Cliff Road, and at BaseCamp. Thank you for your patience during water outages and road detours.

General Rate Case

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Lake Alpine Water Company has filed an advice letter with the California Public Utilities Commission to request an increase in service and metered use rates. Residential rates would increase from $851.56 per year to $1026.69 per year. The metered use rate requested increase is $7.54 per CCF from $6.36 per CCF. To review the request, click here.

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