Updates & News

Here is the latest information on LOTT activities, special events, and other updates.

Reclaimed Water Infiltration Study
LOTT is completing an extensive scientific study about reclaimed water infiltration. The study is intended to answer community questions and concerns about residual chemicals that may remain in reclaimed water, and what happens to them when reclaimed water is infiltrated into the ground and used to replenish groundwater. LOTT is hosting several meetings to share information about what has been learned during this extensive research effort.

  • Joint Meeting of the Science Task Force and Peer Review Panel
    Wednesday, July 6, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
    This is anticipated to be the last meeting of the Peer Review Panel and will include discussion of the results of cost benefit analysis. Interested public may attend the open session of the virtual meeting by pre-registering with an email.

Meeting Agenda

  • Community Advisory Group Meeting
    Monday, July 11, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
    The Community Advisory Group will meet virtually to discuss study conclusions and to review community outreach plans and materials. The meeting agenda includes a link for joining the meeting. The public is welcome to attend and observe, and there will be a brief public comment period at the end of the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

  • Community Forum #1
    Date and time pending
    This will be the first in a series of community forums to share information about study activities and findings, and gather feedback on suggested near term actions. To request details, please send us an email.  

For more information about these meetings or the study, contact Joanne Lind, LOTT's Public Communications Manager, at (360) 528-5772 or by email.

Biological Process Improvements
This major construction project at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant began in late 2020, and is scheduled for completion in 2023. The Biological Process Improvements project will optimize the biological treatment process that removes nutrients from wastewater. The project will replace aging equipment, enhance operational control and flexibility, and increase process reliability. It will also greatly improve the energy efficiency of the wastewater treatment process.

Biological Process Improvements Project News



Succession Plan in Place for LOTT’s Next Executive Director
LOTT’s Board of Directors appointed the next LOTT Executive Director, Matt Kennelly, P.E., effective when the current Director retires late in 2022. This action marks the culmination of an extensive succession planning effort, and a rigorous career development plan, that took place over several years to prepare the organization for this transition in leadership. Michael Strub, P.E. has served as LOTT’s Executive Director since 2002. Mr. Strub joined LOTT at a critical time in the organization’s development, as the utility was transitioning to a stand-alone non-profit corporation serving four community partners – Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County. This succession plan provides continuity and stability in organizational leadership to ensure LOTT’s continued ability to meet its mission.

Succession Plan News Release