Reclaimed water must be conveyed in pipe systems separate from potable water. These pipelines are color-coded purple – the official color used to designate reclaimed water. Our local purple pipe network is limited due to the expense of installing a separate piping system in areas that are already developed. Expanded use of reclaimed water will depend in part on development of a more extensive pipe network.
As a wastewater utility, LOTT is not a water purveyor. Instead, the three cities – Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater – play that critical role. The cities each determine how reclaimed water will be used in their communities and work directly with reclaimed water customers within their service areas. For questions about reclaimed water availability, contact your city utility representative: