The City of Pacific owns and operates a municipal water system (DOH Identification Number 65300W). The Water Service Area includes areas inside and outside of the current City limits. West Hill, a small population located on a plateau in the western side of the city, is served by the Lakehaven Water District. The majority of the City of Pacific is located in southwestern King County, with a portion located within Pierce County.
The City of Pacific is governed by an elected mayor and a seven member City Council. The City manages its water system in accordance with established water system policies and criteria that govern all facets of its utility operations. The policies are established to provide the framework for the design, operation, and ongoing wellbeing of the City’s water system.
The water system facilities consist of three active wells, a 750,000-gallon reservoir, a 3,500 gpm booster pump station, and approximately thirty miles of distribution pipe. These physical assets are used to serve approximately 1,355 residential services, 105 multi-family accounts (serving approximately 900 units), and 156 commercial accounts including a motel, one elementary school, one brewery, and several construction and transportation related businesses based on 2006 data.
Water Quality Reports
As part of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all water utilities to provide their customers with an annual water quality report. This information provides a water purveyor customers with a snapshot of their drinking water supply. The reports tell where drinking water comes from, what's in it, and how you can help protect it.
Backflow and Cross-Connection Prevention
Washington State Department of Health requires water purveyors to prevent contamination of the water system in accordance with WAC 248-54-820. Cross Connection control is a vital part of keeping drinking water safe throughout our water delivery system. If you are a private or commercial property owner with an in-ground sprinkler system or private well, state, and local laws require that you install and maintain a backflow prevention device on your service line and have it inspected yearly by a certified tester.
Conserving water makes good sense in every way. Here's how you can help. Did you know that the average family of four uses about 400 gallons of water a day? Some of that water may be going down the pipe needlessly. In the United States, the average toilet uses 5-7 gallons of water per flush and the average shower as much as 5 gallons per minute....
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