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Lakewood’s newest water well is in service

Despite all the challenges associated with COVID and supply-chain disruptions, the City of Lakewood and its contractors managed to complete the new well under budget.

The new well has the capacity to meet 60% of Lakewood’s daily demand by itself, pumping water from the underground aquifers beneath the city. (The city system gets 100% of its water locally from these underground aquifers, not from imported water from Northern California or the Colorado River.)

Lakewood now has a total of 11 operating wells providing high-quality drinking water to Lakewood customers. The new high-capacity well will enable Lakewood to reduce its reliance on older wells and pumps, thereby extending their useful life and keeping costs down over the long term.

Lakewood invests in its water system every year, and is known for being at the cutting edge in terms of new technology to keep costs as low as possible and to identify potential problem areas early so they can be fixed before they become bigger problems for the water system and water customers.

Learn how you can take part in the benefits of Lakewood’s new technology here.

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.