At this time, there is a plan for city density development in the communities of Frederickson, South Hill, Spanaway and Parkland. The key question is: Will there be enough water?
Federal Law prohibits pumping water from another source (Tacoma’s Green River Water) into our Sole Source Aquifer. Can Spanaway Water, Firgrove Water, Rainier View Water and Summit Water manage this large influx of people? The answer is no.
Pierce County Planning has asked Lakewood Water if they are able to supply this City of Pierce area with water. That is going to be an important question at the upcoming Lakewood Water meeting on February 6, 2019 at Collins Elementary, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Lakewood Water is considering if they should provide water to help develop the mid county “City of Pierce” high density development between Pacific Avenue and Meridian and 112th Street to 176th Street. And don’t be surprised if some existing local cities take an interest in this little plum once it is developed either.
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Along with all the growth in Pierce County, it stands to reason there would also be an industry group that would focus on the use of water in the area. Rules for commercial wells and Sole Source Aquifer exposures and limits exist to keep us supplied with our most important resource, water. Without it, you cannot build a home.
The Regional Water Cooperative site says:
“We are a unique organization in the water industry, dedicated to helping each other and sharing best management practices. We are unique in that we are action-oriented. Other water organizations focus on providing information; we focus on taking action to benefit our customers and protect their interests. Thank you for your continued interest in your Water Cooperative!”
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