Uses of Reclaimed Water

This renewable resource allows our communities to stretch their water supplies by using reclaimed water for uses like irrigation of golf courses, parks, and landscaping, commercial and industrial processes, dust suppression, decorative fountains and ponds, streamflow and wetland enhancement, and groundwater recharge.

Our communities use reclaimed water for:

  • Irrigation of the Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course and the Deschutes Valley Park
  • Irrigation at Heritage Park, Marathon Park, and Percival Landing Park in downtown Olympia
  • Irrigation of streetscapes at the Port of Olympia
  • Toilet flushing at the Hands On Children’s Museum and LOTT’s Regional Services Center
  • Irrigation of the Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course and the Deschutes Valley View Park
  • Irrigation, process water, and cleaning at LOTT’s Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and Capitol Lake Pump Station

Reclaimed water from the Martin Way Reclaimed Water Plant in Lacey is used by the Cities of Lacey and Olympia for groundwater recharge at their Woodland Creek Groundwater Recharge Facility, located in the Woodland Creek Community Park. LOTT also uses the water for cleaning and processes at the Martin Way Reclaimed Water Plant, and for groundwater replenishment at the Hawks Prairie Ponds site.