Public Notices

Eastside Water System Improvement Project Construction update

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.