July 26, 2016
Lately there have been several comments about the water, with customers noticing a bad odor/taste. We are experiencing high levels of a sulfide gas in one of our wells, which produces a strong and unpleasant “rotten egg” or “sulfur” odor and taste. Sulfur, sulfates and hydrogen sulfates are not generally considered harmful and our water is safe to drink. We have been relying more heavily on this well, as one of our three wells had a plumbing issue that made it unusable until recently. We are treating the problem with increasing dosages of chlorine, which counteracts the sulfur. We are hoping that the smell and taste problems subside within the next several days after the water that is currently in the system is replaced with water from the repaired well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.
Construction Update – December 2015
The Lake Wenatchee Water District commissioners are pleased to announce the completion of the construction of the new consolidated water system. We would like to thank everyone involved in the project and you, our neighbors, for your patience during long and difficult months of dust and noise and disruption.
The plan for the new water system was approved by the Washington State Department of Health. It consists of 3 wells and 2 reservoirs and 12,000 feet of new pipeline which will serve our current 156 customers and even more properties in the future. Every property that is connected to the new waterline now has a radio-read water meter. The system is controlled by telemetry at the new pump-house on Brown Road which communicates with
The original LID estimate was increased because of the unanticipated costs of additional easements, permits, early water right transfers required by the Department of Ecology, engineering changes in response to splitting the construction into two seasons and the archaeologists that were mandated by the Colville Tribes.
Your assessment will be mailed to you prior to the LID public meeting which will be held in early 2016.
As always, you are invited to any commissioner meetings which are held at the Lake Wenatchee Fire Station on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month (holidays excluded).