Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer
Do you know the source of your drinking water? Itâ€™s the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer stretching from the Pend Oreille Lake in North Idaho to the Little Spokane River north of the City of Spokane. This aquifer is one of the largest in the world. This resource is not unlimited and must be protected from contamination and overuse. The aquifer serves as drinking water for over 500,000 people in Idaho and Spokane area.
District Service area
The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District service area boundary includes the area surrounding the Lake and extends northward Â to the Spokane River. Liberty Lake Sewer and WaterÂ District’s service area encompasses approximately 5,000 acres.
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Below are maps of the LLSWD Service area boundaries as well as other service providers in the Liberty Lake area.
Ordinances and ByLaws
The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District has adopted a number of ordinances and resolutions that stipulate the conditions of providing water and sewer service to existing customers and new customers requesting service.
Existing Water Service Area
The Liberty Lake Sewer District presently serves water to all areas along the west side of Liberty Lake as well as the MeadowWood Developments (previously named Homestead) north of Sprague Avenue and east of Liberty Lake Road, and the development in the “Highlands” west of Liberty Lake Road.
The Liberty Lake Sewer District provides water service to three classes of customers:
Existing Water Facilities
Liberty Lake Sewer District owns five supply wells and there are six water storage reservoirs within the District’s boundary. Five of the reservoirs are owned by the District. Four of these reservoirs are presently providing storage for the contiguous water system.
There are approximately 60 miles of water distribution piping in the system at present. This piping ranges in size from 2-inches to 18-inches in diameter. There is a variety of pipe material throughout the system.
Condition of Service Policies
In order for a property to receive service from the Liberty Lake Sewer District, the following conditions must be met:
- Property must be within the boundary of the Sewer and Water District or the Board must approve a water service extension agreement.
- Areas that are provided water under a water service extension agreement must be within the future service area of the District.
- Property owner must pay water service capacity charges computed on an ERU basis.
- Property owner must pay water service connection charges.
- Plans for water system improvements must be provided and approved by the District’s Engineer, Fire Department, Washington State Department of Health, and the District Manager.
- Water system improvements must be constructed in accordance with District Standards and be accepted by the District Manager.
Complaints regarding water service are accepted at the District office by the Manager or a system operator. An incident report is completed and given to a system operator or maintenance personnel. A copy of the incident report is kept on file. Response to complaints vary dependent upon the severity of the condition that caused the complaint. Any complaints regarding service outages or water quality receive immediate response. Complaints regarding conditions of facilities receive responses in a timely manner. A system operator is dispatched to investigate the nature and severity of the problem. The customer that submitted the complaint is contacted in person, if possible. Once the nature and severity of the problem is well defined, the manager is notified and a plan of action is determined. The customer is again contacted and notified of the intended course of action. After corrective action has been taken, the customer is contacted a third time to verify that the condition has been resolved.
Sewer Collection System
The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District provides both public water service, wastewater collection and water reclamation treatment services.
There have been a number of planning efforts undertaken for the District’s wastewater system over the past twenty years. Each has, in turn, addressed and updated the approach to wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal as needed for the Liberty Lake area.
A major factor behind the increased growth in the Liberty Lake area is Washington’s Growth Management Act. Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District has a relatively strong infrastructure in place for providing water and sewer service, making the area one of the most attractive areas in Spokane County for development. This, coupled with the current strength of the regional economy, has resulted in the rate of growth that was originally expected and planned for in the Liberty Lake area over a decade ago.
Existing Sewer Service Area
The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District serves a combination of residential, commercial, and industrial customers.Â There are approximately 50 miles of water distribution piping in the system at present. This piping ranges in size from 2-inches to 24-inches in diameter. There is a variety of pipe material throughout the system.