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History of the Water System

The Lakeside County Water & Sewer District (LCWSD) currently operates and maintains four water systems – the Lakeside System, Troutbeck Rise/Lakeside Estate System/Spurwing, Cherry View System, and South Eighty System.

The Lakeside Water System was acquired from Bill Brass in 1997.  In 2017 the Troutbeck Rise/Lakeside Estates/Spurwing Water Systems were combined with the Lakeside Water System to provide increased storage and well capacity and backup power for the means of fire protection.  The Lakeside Water System now consists of five (5) wells and two (2) above-ground storage reservoirs.  Groundwater is pumped to the reservoirs and then gravity fed to consumers.

The Cherry Hill and Mission View Water Systems were acquired in 2010 and 2011, respectively. On January 10, 2014 the two systems were combined to form the Cherry View Water System.  This water system consists of one 176,000-gallon storage tank and four wells.

In 2015 the LCWSD took over the South Eighty Water System.  This system currently services 29 residences with the potential to service an additional 21 undeveloped lots within the subdivision.  In 2017 a new well was drilled as part of the upgrades needed to bring the system into compliance.  A new pump house and water lines were installed to create three (3) pressure zones in 2018.

In 2009 we installed sensors in all wells so we can monitor them on a daily basis. We hired a hydrologist to perform and monitor a drawdown pump test of our largest well for 72 hours. This test provided very valuable data that revealed a very solid performing aquifer with plenty of good clean water. We have now had ten consecutive years of monthly, bacteria-free tests to back that up.

Water is routinely monitored for  constituents and meets or exceeds all established State and Federal standards.  Water quality reports are available from the LCWSD office or on this website under “Notices”.  It is pure well water – nothing added.

We hope you will continue to enjoy a clean glass of water on us!