About Ames Lake Water Association (ALWA)
Ames Lake Water Association is a 501(c)12, non-profit, consumer-owned, cooperative utility originally incorporated by 87 members in April 1969 to distribute drinking and irrigation water to landowners in the vicinity of Ames Lake, Washington.
Today, ALWA is a Group A water system as defined by Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Chapter 246-290. We produce around 90,000,000 gallons of water a year from deep, groundwater production wells. The Association maintains over 202,000 feet (or 38 miles) of pipe and six storage tanks with a combined capacity of about 1,000,000 gallons.
We currently serve over 1,100 customers within our service area.
Management and Operations
A seven-member Board of Directors, elected by the Members, governs the Association. ALWA employs a Water Operator certified by the Washington Department of Health who maintains the water system and a Business Manager who oversees day-to-day operations of the Association's business office.
A licensed Professional Engineer and Hydrogeologist provide engineering and consulting services on a contractual basis. An Attorney at Law provides legal counsel, and a Certified Public Accounting firm performs an independent audit of the ALWA annually.
The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Association's business office which is located next door to Mercury's Coffee on Highway 202 in downtown Fall City. The street address is:
Redmond-Fall City Road, Suite 120
All Members of the Association are invited to attend Board meetings as well as the Cooperative’s annual meeting.
How to Contact Us
If you have questions, please call the business office at (425) 222-7003. If you have a water emergency, you will be referred to the on-call Water Operator who will assist you.
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Ames Lake Water Association (ALWA) is an Equal Opportunity Provider.