Updates & News
Here is the latest information on LOTT activities, special events, and other updates.
Public Hearing on LOTT’s Proposed 2017-18 Budget and Capital Improvements Plan
The LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board of Directors will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, regarding the proposed 2017-18 Budget and Capital Improvements Plan. The Public Hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation, followed by public testimony. The Hearing will be held in the Board Room of the LOTT Regional Services Center, 500 Adams Street NE, Olympia, Washington.
A draft document of the proposed Budget and Capital Improvements Plan is available for public review. The document includes the proposed Operating Budget and Capital Budget for the years 2017 and 2018. It also includes the Capital Improvements Plan, which lists the projects and programs anticipated within the foreseeable future.
Public comment is invited at the Public Hearing on October 12, and at all LOTT Board meetings, held every second Wednesday of the month at the LOTT Regional Services Center. Questions and comments can also be directed to (360) 528-5719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reclaimed Water Storage Tank and Deschutes Valley Park
In May 2016, the City of Tumwater and LOTT Clean Water Alliance officially opened the Deschutes Valley Park, which is co-located with LOTT’s Reclaimed Water Storage Tank. The new storage tank, set into the hillside overlooking the Deschutes River valley, provides the foundation for the small neighborhood park. The one million gallon storage tank allows for use of Class A Reclaimed Water by the City of Tumwater at the Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course and other sites in the area. Park features include a grassy play area, playground equipment, restrooms, benches, and a view area overlooking the valley. Visitors will also find a tile mosaic in the overlook area created by local ceramic artist, Mike Cummins. The public art highlights our community's many connections to water.
Update on LOTT’s Reclaimed Water Infiltration Study
LOTT is conducting a multi-year scientific study to answer community questions about residual chemicals. The Reclaimed Water Infiltration Study focuses on collecting data about the quality of our local groundwater, surface water, wastewater, and reclaimed water, including the presence of residual chemicals, and analyzing potential risks to human health and the environment. Water quality sampling of local groundwater, streams, rivers, wastewater, and reclaimed water occurred throughout 2015. Later this year, initial water quality findings from that sampling will be available. Fieldwork and analyses will continue into 2017, followed by public involvement to engage the community in discussions about study findings. The study and final report are expected to be complete in 2018.
More information about the study can be found here.