Updates & News
Here is the latest information on LOTT activities, special events, and other updates.
Proposed 2019-2020 Budget Review and Public Hearing
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 2019 and 2020. It also includes the Capital Improvements Plan, which lists the projects and programs anticipated within the next six years, and over the longer term.
Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm
The public hearing will begin with a brief presentation, followed by public testimony. It will be held in the Board Room of the LOTT Regional Services Center, 500 Adams Street NE in Olympia. Public comment is invited at the hearing, and at all LOTT Board meetings, held every second Wednesday of the month at the LOTT Regional Services Center. For questions or comments call (360) 528-5772 or send us an email.
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. The first task of the study, water quality characterization of local groundwater, streams, rivers, wastewater, and reclaimed water, is complete and initial findings are available through the study webpage. Field work for the second task of the study, treatment effectiveness evaluation, is nearly complete. Additional study tasks will continue into 2019, including public involvement to engage the community in discussions about study findings. The study and final report are expected to be complete in 2020.
LOTT Receives National Awards
LOTT recently received three Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for excellence in permit compliance. Gold awards were granted for all three of LOTT's facilities: the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant, Budd Inlet Reclaimed Water Plant, and Martin Way Reclaimed Water Plant. LOTT also received the 2017 Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance award from the Department of Ecology for achieving 100% compliance.