Description: Ames Lake Water Association - A Consumer-owned Cooperative in Washington State
A Consumer-owned Cooperative Since 1969

Office hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 2:30 PM
Main number: (425) 222-7003
TTY Relay: 711

Correspondence address:
Ames Lake Water Association
P.O. Box 691
Fall City, WA 98024-0691

Payment address:
Ames Lake Water Association
P.O. Box 94229
Seattle, WA 98124-6529

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About Ames Lake Water Association

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.

About the Board of Directors

A seven-member Board of Directors, elected by the Members, governs the Ames Lake Water Association.  There are four Officers of the Corporation including President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as three independent Directors.  Any ALWA Member in good standing can vote for and/or become a candidate for the Board.

The Association’s By-Laws describe the roles and responsibilities of Officers and Directors in further detail.

2013-2014 Board Members

  • David Hoffmann, President
  • Jack Praino, Vice President
  • Mark Freeman, Secretary
  • Matthew Rodger, Treasurer
  • Merlyn Blue, Director
  • Michael Bicak, Director
  • Craig Bomben, Director


Board Meeting Schedule

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:

33404 SE Redmond-Fall City Road, Suite 120
Fall City, WA 98024
[Click here to view a map of this location.]

All Members of the Association are invited to attend Board meetings as well as the Cooperative’s annual meeting.

Board Meeting Minutes

Click here to view Board Meeting Minutes.

How to Contact the Board of Directors

To contact the Board by regular mail, please send correspondence to:

Attn: Board of Directors
Ames Lake Water Association
P.O. Box 691
Fall City, WA 98024-0691

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Ames Lake Water Association (ALWA) is an Equal Opportunity Provider.