Lukins Brothers Water Company, Inc. is dedicated to completing system upgrades in order to continue to provide our customers with clean, reliable drinking water. In efforts to do this, while minimizing the cost to our customers we are diligently working to receive state and federal grants. Lukins continues to upgrade the distribution system annually.
Water System Rehabilitation and Replacement-
Phase 1 was completed in 2014. This project replaced existing 4-inch water mains with 12-inch water mains, and increased fire protection within our system by 40%, and water meters for approximately 10% of customers.
Phase 2 is expected to begin in 2020/2021. This project extends the replacement of 4-inch water mains with 12-inch water mains, hydrants and meters in the James Avenue area. This project is pending funding from State of California Department of Water Resources, State Revolving Funding Program.
Metering Project. In efforts to comply with regulations requiring all water systems to convert to meters by 2025, Lukins has applied for State of California department of Water Resources, State Revolving Funding Program funds, this project is currently pending funding. In addition to this, Lukins is in the process of converting flat rate customers to meters through smaller projects.
GAC Treatment Plant. Lukins Brothers Water Company (LBWC) is happy to announce that funding for the construction of LBWC’s GAC Treatment Plant Project at Well #5 has been provided in full by a Proposition 68 grant through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.
The GAC Treatment Plant Project includes the installation of two Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration units at the Well #5 location. The GAC filtration system will treat PCE contaminated water, remove the PCE, and ensure that the water provided by LBWC to its customers continues to meet all drinking water standards. As you may recall, Well #5 has been out of service since mid-2014. LBWC customers have been receiving water from other LBWC sources that remain free from contamination, including via LBWC’s intertie with South Tahoe Public Utility District.
The construction of this critical infrastructure upgrade is at no additional cost to our customers and will have the added benefit of helping our entire community by treating a portion of the third party-caused PCE groundwater plume that is impacting our City
Flat Rate Service
812 Residential Connections
18 Commercial Connections
Subtotal 830 Connections
122 1" Connections
5 1 1/2" Connections
23 2" Connections
2 4" Connection
Total 982 Connections
Lukins Brothers Water Company, Inc. territory is situated between South Tahoe Public Utility District and Tahoe Keys Homeowners Association in South Lake Tahoe.
Lukins is currently working on developing partnerships with multiple local, state and federal agencies to improve our current distribution system.
In 2008, the California Public Utilities Commission made the finding that rehabilitation of Lukins Brothers Water Company was necessary. Since that time, we have initiated water system rehabilitation and replacement projects.
In 2009 we completed a Design Report, which outlines an 11 phase system upgrade project.
Construction of Phase 1 and part of Phase 2 was completed in 2015. Lukins is actively researching avenues for funding the remaining phases. Updates will be posted in online and mailed to customers as information becomes available.