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  1. Is your water bill past due?

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    There is new funding from California, similar to the financial assistance for power utility bills, that is available for water and waste water customers. It is called Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). Lake Alpine Water Company has completed the steps to be a participating utility for its eligible customers. The program is managed by Eldorado County services. For more information and to apply follow this link and scroll down that page to the water drop.

  2. July Customer Updates

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    Click here to see updates. This was also mailed and emailed to customers by July 5.

  3. Exceedance of MCL for Disinfection Byproducts

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    Hello LAWC Customers,

    The Lake Alpine Water Company system recently failed to meet the drinking water standard for Haloacetic Acids, a disinfection by-product.

    Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, and what we are doing to correct the situation.

    Please read the complete water quality notice here. You can direct any questions to info@lakealpinewater.com or call 209-753-2409.

  4. 2021 Annual Water Quality

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    The 2021 Water Quality Report is completed and ready for review.  You can see it here  and it is being mailed or emailed to customers with the May invoice.

  5. Position Open for Treatment/Distribution Operator

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    LAWC is seeking a full time year round water operator who is grade II certified for Treatment and Distribution. Click here for the full details.

  6. Spring Updates

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    New information on Rates, Water Quality Efforts, and Conservation. Click here for the full insert that was sent with March invoices.

  7. MCL Violation of Disinfection By-Products

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    Hello LAWC Customers,

    The Lake Alpine Water Company system recently failed to meet the drinking water standard for Haloacetic Acids, a disinfection by-product.

    Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, and what we are doing to correct the situation.

    Please read the complete water quality notice here. You can direct any questions to info@lakealpinewater.com or call 209-753-2409.

  8. Water Conservation Plan

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    Despite all the recent snow, California is still experiencing drought conditions. As residents and as water providers, there is a lot we can do to responsibly use water. Please see our Water Conservation and Rationing Plan here.

  9. Winter Reminders

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    Ready for Winter and Freezing Temperatures

    As the temperatures drop, we recommend turning the water off in your home and draining pipes to prevent freeze damage. Power outages and empty propane fuel tanks are too risky for leaving the heat on when you are not present. Please review your house opening and closing procedures. Remember it’s a TWO – step process: When you arrive, turn water ON and CLOSE the drains. When you leave, turn water OFF and OPEN the drains. It’s also a good idea to leave the faucets slightly open to let air into the system and completely drain the pipes when you leave.  Check that directions for guests are clear to follow. A common mistake is OPENing the drain while the water is ON. This can flush 100 CCF, or about 75,000 gallons of water in 24 hours and it will cost you $900 and a soggy bottom house!

    As always, feel free to call 209-753-2409 or email info@lakealpinewater.com.  Thank you.

    Kimi Johnson, Steven Schnitter and Roger Altadonna

  10. Application for Rate Increase

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    In June 2021, LAWC applied to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a 4.3% increase to its general service rates. The CPUC will review all of LAWC’s revenues, expenses and capital improvement expenditures. The CPUC will also review LAWC’s water quality, customer service and overall utility management. A decision is not expected before September 2021. Information about how this would increase your rates and details on how to comment or protest are on this customer notice.