Public Notices

Eastside Water System Improvement Project Construction update

UPDATE: 6/15/18, B. Adams

As stated in the update below paving on 1st Avenue, Gage Street and Starr Lane will occur on June 27 as part of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project. Unfortunately we are driven by pave dates that are out of our control. We have done our best to notify everyone about the planned finish date. The original pave date was June 15th and we moved it one time to June 27th. This date was moved by the paving contractor and it was out of our control. They gave us a date with no options and it was not because we did not have our work complete. At this time, June 27 remains the date for paving.

UPDATE: 6/4/18, B. Adams

Paving on 1st Avenue, Gage Street and Starr Lane will occur on June 27 as part of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

UPDATE: 5/22/18, 12:54 am, B. Adams

Water Service for the below mentioned outage is now being restored.

UPDATE: 5/22/18, 11:30 am, B. Adams

The District is unable to isolate the connection at Gage Street and Lee Street. The temporary service outage will now affect Gage Street, Lee Street, east 3rd Avenue, and services along 1st Avenue between Clubhouse Road and Overlook Road (including Hillview Road). The service outage should be restored by 2pm.

UPDATE: 5/22/18, 8:15 am, B. Adams

Water service for former Eastside Liberty Lake Improvement Club customers located on Gage Street, Lee Street, and east 3rd Avenue will be temporarily interrupted on Tuesday May 22 between the hours of 9am and 2pm. For updates on this service interruption, please visit our website at http://libertylake.org/public-notices/. We will restore service as quickly as possible. This interruption is due to an important water main connection at Gage Street and Lee Street as part of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

If you have any questions or comments please call our on-site representative Chad Jennings (509) 370-8771 or the LLSWD Office at (509) 922-5443. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

UPDATE: 5/15/18, 9:45 pm, B. Adams

We just discovered that apparently there is an unknown water main backfeeding somewhere along 3rd while we were attempting to make the connection at 1st and Ward. We are trying to figure out the details, extent and valves to isolate. We attempted to isolate but we didn’t know about this line. The crews are opening/closing valves to determine the point of isolation. Water service is being restored now.

UPDATE: 5/10/18, 1:10 pm, J.Jenkins – Water Resource Manager

WATER SERVICE RESTORED to those areas who were shut off for the past couple hours.

We encourage you to run cold water in your bathtub or outside hose bib. There will be air in the water lines for the next hour or two, making your water appear milky. This is just tiny air bubbles! We appreciate your understanding!

UPDATE: 5/10/18, 11:50 am, J.Jenkins – Water Resource Manager

We have isolated the section of pipe and are installing the valves now. We expect to have water service restored by 12:45 pm.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we eliminate more of these problem areas in your water system!

POSTED: 5/10/18, 10:40 am, J.Jenkins – Water Resource Manager

Unplanned Water Service Outage

As of 10:20 am, May 10th, 2018, LLSWD had to partially shut down a section of the Eastside water system to make a key water main connection on the corner of East Gage and Neyland Avenue. This shutdown is part of the upgrades we are installing as part of the Eastside Water System Improvement project.

This affects District customers located on the following streets/areas:

-East Gage Avenue
-Neyland Avenue
-Sandy Beach Mobile Villas
-Windsong Lane
-Starr Avenue

The District expects this outage to be approximately 1 hour in length.
Restoration of water service to the above areas should occur around 11:30 am.

*To make matters more complicated, currently our internet connection and phone system in our Administration office is intermittent due to issues on our ISP’s side of things.

We truly appreciate your patience with LLSWD and our Contractors as we work as fast as we can to get your water service back on!

POSTED: 5/8/18, 1:30 p.m., B. Adams – General Manager
Water Service update: Water service has been restored for the water main connection at Clubhouse Rd. and 1st Ave. as part of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

SENT: 5/2/18, B. Adams – General Manager

Water service for former Eastside water customers will be temporarily interrupted on Tuesday May 8 between the hours of 8am and 5pm. It is possible that due to unforeseen construction impacts the water service interruption could be delayed a day later to Wednesday May 9. For updates on this service interruption, please visit our website at http://libertylake.org/public-notices/. We will restore service as quickly as possible. This interruption is due to an important water main connection at Clubhouse Rd. and 1st Ave. as part of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

If you have any questions or comments please call our on-site representative Chad Jennings (509) 370-8771 or the LLSWD Office at (509) 922-5443. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Notice of Water Service Outage-signed

POSTED: 5/4/18, 9:10 a.m., B. Adams – General Manager

Water Service update: Water service has been restored for those customers affected by the water service outage from Overlook to Molter.

POSTED: 5/4/18, 8:20 a.m., B. Adams – General Manager

Emergency Water Service Interruption: During the installation of new pipeline along 1st Ave and Clubhouse the crews broke a water main. Water service will be interrupted from Overlook to Molter in the former Eastside Water System for an undermined amount of time. We apologize for the inconvenience and will make the repair as quickly as possible. This is part of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

POSTED: 5/2/18, 11:00 a.m., B. Adams – General Manager

Water service for former Eastside Liberty Lake Improvement Club customers will be temporarily interrupted on Tuesday May 8 between the hours of 8am and 5pm. It is possible that due to unforeseen construction impacts the water service interruption could be delayed a day later to Wednesday May 9. For updates on this service interruption, please visit our website at http://libertylake.org/public-notices/. We will restore service as quickly as possible. This interruption is due to an important water main connection at Clubhouse Rd. and 1st Ave. as part of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

If you have any questions or comments please call our on-site representative Chad Jennings (509) 370-8771 or the LLSWD Office at (509) 922-5443. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

POSTED: 4/27/18, 2:00 PM, J.JENKINS – WATER RESOURCE MANAGER

On Monday, April 30th, we will be making a connection in the intersection of 3rd and Molter. There will be water service interruption for approximately 35 customers in the vicinity East of this intersection begining around 8:00 AM. LLSWD anticipates this water outage to be 6-8 hours in length, with service restored by 5:00 PM. District staff will be placing door hangers on those homes who will be impacted ahead of the service outage.

We will be working diligently to make this outage as short as possible and restore your water service. We appreciate your patience through this process. If you have any questions of comments, please call our Inspector Chad Jennings (509) 370-8771 or LLSWD main office (509) 922-5443.
Construction Overview Map

Posted: 4/24/18 at 5:05 p.m.; B. Adams – General Manager

We apologize for the delay but water service has now been restored. You will experience air in the system because the main line was drained to make the repair. To relieve the air run cold water in the bathtub and faucets. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Posted: 4/24/18 at 2:00 p.m.; B. Adams – General Manager

Update: The water outage is taking longer than originally anticipated to repair. We expect the service outage to last another 2 to 4 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted: 4/24/18 at 11:10 a.m.; B. Adams – General Manager

We are experiencing an unexpected and emergency water service interruption for all previous Eastside customers. We attempted to tie in a waterline to the existing system and a fitting broke. Water service will be temporarily interrupted for approximately two hours. We will restore service as quickly as possible. This interruption is due to construction of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

Posted: 4/17/18 at 12:25 a.m.; B. Adams – General Manager

Water service for previous Eastside customers along Sprague Avenue has been restored. Please run your cold water to rid your system of any air.

Posted: 4/17/18 at 11:05 a.m.; B. Adams – General Manager

April 17 at 11:05 we are experiencing an unexpected water service interruption for all previous Eastside customers. Water service will be temporarily interrupted for approximately two hours. We will restore service as quickly as possible. This interruption is due to construction of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

Posted: 4/10/18 at 10:50 a.m.; B. Adams – General Manager

Water service for previous Eastside customers along Sprague Avenue has been restored.

Posted: 4/9/18 at 5:30 p.m., B. Adams – General Manager

Water service for previous Eastside customers along Sprague Avenue will be temporarily interrupted on April 10 between the hours of 8am and 4pm. We will restore service as quickly as possible. This interruption is due to construction of the Eastside Water System Improvement Project.

If you have any questions or comments please call Chad Jennings (509) 370-8771 or the LLSWD Office at (509) 922-5443.

Posted: 3/30/2018, J.Jenkins – Water Resource Manager

LLSWD will be installing larger water mains and improved connectivity and valving in the former East Side Liberty Lake Improvement Club (Eastside) water system area, beginning April 9th, 2018.

There will be some local impacts to traffic flows. These impacts will be mitigated by detour routes set in place prior to work beginning. There are 6 different areas where work will be done. The exact dates when we will be in each area are dependent on how quickly progress is made. As those dates become clear, we will be updating this page, as well as contacting those customers who will be impacted by our work adjacent to their properties. If you would like to see where we will be working, you can view those in the map below.

*There may be temporary and unexpected water service interruptions during the course of this work. We will keep these events as few and far between as possible. But, please keep in mind, due to the age of the water infrastructure in this area, there are some things we will not know about until they are exposed.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please do not hesitate to contact our office @ 509-922-5443.

Funding for this project: Washington State Department of Health – Drinking Water State Revolving Fund #DP15-952-041

Project background

Effective January 1, 2017, the boards of Eastside Liberty Lake Improvement Club and Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District formalized an agreement on consolidating the two water systems. Eastside’s water system (325 customers) is now owned, operated and maintained by the District as part of the District’s water system.

The District was successful in working with the Washington State Department of Health and Department of Commerce to transfer an existing Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan from Eastside to the District. This new loan scope includes consolidation and provides for improvements to the water mains and distribution system in the Eastside Water Service Area. The new consolidation loan transferred to the District offers no loan fees, an interest rate of 1.0% per annum, and 50% forgivable principal where only 50% of the loan would need to be repaid.

Unfortunately in July 2017 the loan was suspended by the State due to lack of funding after the legislature recessed without passing a 2017-19 capital budget. In January 2018 the legislature passed a capital budget and authorized DWSRF capital funding. Now that the suspension is lifted the District can continue with the previously scheduled work on the Eastside system. The construction of the new water mains reflected in the map below is anticipated to start as soon as weather allows this year and will continue for approximately 3 ½ months. For more information please contact the District at 922-5443.