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Region 5 Hazard Mitigation Plan-Public Information Meetings  

· Graham Fire District (#21)
· Central Pierce Fire District (#6)
· Graham Mutual Water Company
· Summit Water Company
· Fruitland Water Company
· Franklin Pierce School District
· Puyallup School District
· Pacific Lutheran University

These jurisdictions are cooperating in an effort to develop a plan that contains measures to mitigate vulnerabilities to the impacts of hazards such as earthquakes, floods, severe storms, droughts, volcanoes, tsunamis and landslides.

The proposed measures cover a broad range of categories including, but not limited to, protecting life and property, ensuring emergency services, preserving natural resources, and increasing public preparedness for natural hazards that affect the area.

 

Information on the plan and the jurisdictions involved in its development can be found on the Pierce County website at www.co.pierce.wa.us/mitigation.

Questions or comments can be directed to: Luke Meyers at (253) 798-7843, lmeyer1@co.pierce.wa.us.

 

Documents have been accepted by FEMA and State of Washington

 

 

RESOLUTION 11-02-2008

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SUMMIT WATER & SUPPLY COMPANY OF PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON, ADOPTING A NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN FOR THE WATER COMPANY.

PASSED 11/11/2008

 

FLUORIDE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARKLAND WATER CONTINUES TO FLUORIDATE THEIR WATER AND THEREFORE A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE SUMMIT WATER SERVICE AREA DOES CONTAIN SOME LEVELS OF FLUORIDE. 

A MAP AND ALSO AN INFORMATION SHEET/STATEMENT OF THE SUMMIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE. 

A STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WAS INCLUDED IN THE NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER BILLINGS. 

At the time we are beginning to increase the amount of water received from Parkland, and will be updating the map. 

To use the map, which is an “Adobe” format, open the MAP (expand it to 200%) and then click on the note symbol located near a red number, which will link you to the database information for your area.

Definition of mg/l

What is mg/l or ppm?

The abbreviation mg/l stands for milligrams per liter. In metric units this is the weight of a chemical (chlorine or fluoride as an example) dissolved in liter of water. 1 liter of water weighs 1 million milligrams; i.e. (ppm – parts per million)

Note: Part per million; One part per million is the equivalent of ˝ of a dissolved aspirin tablet in a full bathtub of water (approximately 50 gallons).

Parkland Light & Water is directed by the language in the mandate document they entered into with the TPCHD, to maintain a 1.0 mg/l as the target level for fluoride in their water. 0.8 mg/l is the minimum they may have in their water system.


The USEPA guidelines for fluoride require special notifications:


    · Within 12 months, after it is discovered, if the level exceeds 2.0 mg/l.

    · Within 30 days, after it is discovered, if the level exceeds 4.0 mg/l.

 

 

NOVEMBER 2004

Chlorination, pH adjustment & Fluoride of Your Water


Please note that water distributed in the Summit Water & Supply Company Service Area has various EPA required treatment chemicals added to the water, prior to the water entering the distribution system. In addition, the water currently taken through the Parkland Light & Water (Parkland) Inter-tie is injected with fluoride (F).

Gaseous chlorine (Cl2) is injected into the water as it comes from our wells and prior to entering the distribution system. The water taken through the inter-tie with Parkland is treated with Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) (Parkland maintains a higher chlorine concentration than Summit).

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)5 is also injected into the water prior to the water entering the distribution system, including the water taken through the inter-tie, adjusting the pH of the water. This adjustment is required to bring the water into compliance with the “Lead/Copper Rule).

Consumers who are dialysis patients and/or other special needs customers should discuss this fact with their physicians.

Customers with fish tanks should also take the necessary precautions to assure the health of their fish.

Water from our wells does not contain any measurable fluoride and we do not inject fluoride. As a result, the water within our distribution system has various levels of fluoride, depending on the season and the ratio between the amounts of our well water pumped to the amount of water we are taking from the Parkland Inter-tie. 

A map of our system which reflects the expectant level of fluoride in the various areas has been developed and is available in our office or you may view it on our website.

If your doctor needs to know what the anticipated fluoride level is at your location, please check the map, or call our office (537-7781). Your doctor may recommend that fluoride supplements not be regularly consumed if your resident is receiving fluoridated water from the system.

For more information, please contact Customer Service at (253) 537-7781 or check our website at http://www.summitwater.org .

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Newsletter

SUMMIT WATER & SUPPLY COMPANY

9701 50th Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98446-5444
Phone: (253) 537-7781
Fax: (253) 536-1759
E-Mail: service@summitwater.org

 

OFFICERS
President: Richard Cook
Vice President: Blaine McKanna
Treasurer: Arlene Parrott
Secretary-Manager: Darryl Scott

TRUSTEES
DeForest Bullock
Dan Watson
Chandler Ellis
Mike Craig
Bradley Ryker

  

 

 

VOTING STATUS

If you are not on the rolls as the property owner (or legal representative) you cannot vote! If you are a new property owner on the water system, you may wish to contact the office. We can verify the membership records as to the listed property owner. Legal documentation is needed to transfer a membership to the owner’s name. This is accomplished by sending Summit Water Co. a copy of any recorded documentation that states the name of the legal owner. The Statutory Warranty Deed is the most often used document. Addressing the Board of Directors and voting on business matters requires that the membership be in your name.

 


 

USGS MODEL PROJECT

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE), Pierce Conservation District, Pierce County Water Programs and local water purveyors have joined in a partnership contributing toward the development of a numerical ground-water flow model, to assist in the development of a long-term watershed management plan for the Chamber-Clover Creek Watershed (CCCW). The project has recently been expanded to include the areas from the Nisqually to Puyallup rivers and Puget Sound to the mountain bedrock. When completed the study will provide information relating to ground-water availability and sustainability as well as how streams, lakes, wells, storm water, land use and potential climate change react to each other. This study will also provide resource managers with a flow model to assist in the development of a long-term watershed management plan to meet the needs of current and future water demands within the watershed(s) while also working to protect and improve its natural resource. Cost for the development of this model is shared by the partnership with the USGS financing approximately half of the project ($510,000) and the remainder of the partnership which includes Summit Water contributing approximately $520,000.

 

WATER USAGE

DECREASED

Water consumed during 2008 decreased by 3.7% when compared to the usage in 2007 (3.8% decrease in irrigation water). The total water pumped was 366 million gallons for 2008 with an additional 261 million gallons purchased by wholesale agreement with Lakewood Water District. The source water, (what we pumped along with the purchased water), was about 6.3% below the amount of source water for 2007.


 

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH
CONDOMINIUMS

Paid-in membership increased by 40 for 2008. About 60% of these memberships were for condominiums developed in Summit Water s system. There are 4,763 active memberships and approximately 6,800 users on the Summit Water system.
 

CANYON ROAD PROJECT — CRP #5433

 

In June 2008, Summit Water completed relocation/replacement of the water system infrastructure for phase III of Pierce County s Canyon Road widening project. This phase of the project consisted of installing approximately 5,600 feet of ductile iron water main, fifteen hydrant assemblies and rebuilding twenty-seven water services with backflow protection. Our original estimate for completion of this project was approximately $850,000. Due to an opportunity we had to coordinate a major portion of our mainline installation with the installation of the county s storm sewer, we were able to reduce the overall cost of the project by nearly $200,000 when completed. Final cost for phase III of the Canyon Rd. widening project was $652,600.00.

 

4-MILLION GALLON STORAGE TANK

After working for several years obtaining the required permits and approvals, securing the needed properties and completing the engineering (design) of the tank, Summit Water was finally able to begin construction of the tank project in September 2008. The project is anticipated to be completed within twelve (12) months barring any major delays. Major components of this project include automated fill valves, three booster pumps capable of flows up to 1,750 gpm each, emergency onsite power generation and a 4-million gallon pre-stressed concrete tank. Based on the current zoning and projected growth within Summit Water s service area this project should meet our storage requirements until at least 2020.

 

 

 

 

Projected Average Daily Demand 2008-2013

% of
change

Average Daily Demand
Per User
Period
Rolling 6 Year
Average & Goals
 
Average Daily
Decrease in Usage
271
1994-1999
271
1
-3.2%
262
1995-2000
262
1
-1.8%
258
1996-2001
258
1
-2.1%
252
1997-2002
252
1
-0.1%
252
1998-2003
252
1
-1.3%
249
1999-2004
249
1
-1.2%
246
2000-2005
246
1.3%
249
2001-2006
249
Reduction of Annual
0.1%
249
2002-2007
249
Billed Water (gallons)
-0.5%
248
2003-2008
248
2,481,078
-0.5%
247
2004-2009
247
2,528,466
-0.5%
246
2005-2010
246
2,576,254
-0.5%
245
2006-2011
245
2,600,729
-0.5%
243
2007-2012
243
2,624,916
-0.5%
242
2008-2013
242
2,649,590

15,461,032
Projected Increase In Users 2008-2013  
% of
change
# of Users
6 Yr Rolling Average
Period
Estimated Users
6 Yr Rolling Average
Average Annual
Increase in Users
5317
1994-1999
77
4.45%
5553
1995-2000
86
3.24%
5733
1996-2001
87
3.00%
5905
1997-2002
95
2.96%
6080
1998-2003
90
2.65%
6241
1999-2004
99
1.81%
6354
2000-2005
1.56%
6453
2001-2006
Estimated Annual
1.14%
6526
2002-2007
Billed Water
1.18%
6603
2003-2008
6603
598,268,857
1.30%
6689
2004-2009
6689
603,035,124
1.30%
6776
2005-2010
6776
607,797,467
1.41%
6871
2006-2011
6871
613,256,546
1.31%
6961
2007-2012
6961
618,190,932
1.42%
7060
2008-2013
7060
623,820,565

Projected Average Daily Demand 2008-2013

 

 

WATER CONSERVATION

Water conservation is an important step in protecting our water supply. The following are tips that can save you money by reducing your water bill:


· Fix leaking faucets and toilets
· Try to limit shower times
· Wash only full loads of laundry
· Do not let the water run while brushing teeth or shaving
· Use mulch around plants & shrubs
· Use water-saving nozzles and a bucket to wash cars
· Use a broom or a blower to clean off driveways/walkways



For other ways of conserving, please visit;

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/publicoutreach/index
http://www.waterwiser.org
http://www.getwise.org
http://www.h2ouse.org
http://www.irrigation.org
http://www.toiletology.com
http://hcs.osu.edu/

 

 

 

Webmaster: dscott@summitwater.org

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