Water Utility

The Town of Steilacoom no longer pumps its own water supply. The Town currently purchases water as a wholesale customer of Lakewood Water District. The Town maintains its primary well (Well #4) in a standby mode in case of emergency. The water distribution system consists of the following:

  • 1 supply well (1,500 gpm capacity) - maintained in standby status
  • 9 pressure pumps
  • 3 standpipes (storage tanks) - 3.00 million gallon capacity
  • (2 - 500,000 gal. tanks at Roe Street booster station)
  • (1 ea - 2 million gal. capacity, Lakewood Water District)
  • 32.2 miles of water mains
  • 1,835 metered connections
  • 435 water main valves
  • 235 fire hydrants
  • 8 pressure reducing stations
  • 2 pressure relief stations
  • 1 pressure sustaining station

Water Tips

In the summer, 50-70% of your water bill is for outdoor use. Over-watering is the number one waste of water during the summer and the leading cause of disease and insect problems
  • Learn to recognize when plants need water. Water only when needed, until the plant's root zone is moist.
  • Check the soil 2-4 inches deep to see if your lawn needs watering.
  • Water late in the evening or early in the morning to minimize evaporation.
  • Use a watering timer on your outdoor faucet to automatically turn off your sprinkler after a set number of minutes.
  • Set your sprinkler at a slow enough delivery rate for your lawn to absorb the water and to prevent runoff.
  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering the street and sidewalk.
  • If you choose to install an automatic irrigation system, use drip irrigation or soaker hoses for trees, shrubs, and flower beds; use sprinklers for lawns.
  • Mulch planting beds to cover and cool soil, reduce evaporation and weed growth, and slow erosion.
  • Use a bucket and automatic shut-off nozzle when washing your car. Garden hoses can deliver over 10 gallons per minute.
  • Use a broom, not a hose, to clean sidewalks and driveways.
  • Set mower blades to 1 1/2" - 2 " and keep them sharp to cut grass cleanly and to retain moisture longer.
Please do your part and be water smart!

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