The Clearwood Community Association owns and operates the Water System. It is its most important commonly owned asset. This is a quick overview of the system.
The Clearwood Water System has two reservoirs located just outside the back gate in an easement on Weyerhaeuser property that was obtained in 1965. Reservoir #1 was built in 1975 and holds 182,000 gallons of water. Reservoir #2 was added in 1997 and holds 423,00 gallons of water.
The water system has four wells. Wells #1 and #2 are located next to each other in Division 1. Well #1 was built in 1965 and is 76 feet deep. It has a pumping capacity of 90 gpm (gallons per minutes). Well #2 was built in 1975 and is 66 feet deep with a pumping capacity of 320 gpm. Wells #3 and #4 are located next to each other in Div 7 next to the ball field. Well #3 was built in 1996 but was abandoned afterwards due to sand issues following an earthquake. It became necessary to build well #4 in 2001. A finer screen was installed for better sand filtration. Well #4 is 45 feet deep and has a pumping capacity of 300 gpm.
Well #1 and well #2 are the primary sources of water. Due to susceptibility to contamination, well #4 could be used but tap water should be boiled to be potable. A boil water advisory is in effect during the operation of this well. Well #3 may be used to backup the system but it is not a reliable water source due to sand issues. Its water will also have to be boiled same as well #4.
The water system serves 1355 metered residential connections, 30 metered community connections, and 35 fire hydrants. The system uses 12 miles of pipe consisting of different sizes and materials of which 80% are asbestos concrete, 19% are PVC, and 1% are ductile iron.
The Clearwood water system is considered a Class A municipal water system and is regulated by the State Department of Health (DOH). The water system has a certified Water District Manager II and a Certified Cross Connection Control Specialist on staff.
- The 2018 Consumer Confidence Report (click here)
- Information about Reading your Meter (click here)
- Indoor Water Conservation Tips (click here)
- Outdoor Water Conservation Tips (click here)
- WA State Office of Drinking Water: www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/dw