The Lukins Water Difference


Lukins Brothers Water Company, Inc. provides domestic water service to over 975 customers through 58,000 feet of water mains. in the South Lake Tahoe Area. By written agreement, Lukins also provides fire protection through fire hydrants in its service area. Our service area is totally within the city limits of South Lake Tahoe, CA.


Brothers, Melvin and Glen Lukins built Lukins Brothers Water Company between 1947 and 1967 to serve seasonal and annual residents in Lukins subdivision. Lukins first network of water mains was supplied by various wells.  As subdivisions were created by El Dorado County, Lukins expanded within its current district boundaries. In 1953, Lukins was granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to serve the system’s 20 customers who were serviced by two-inch and four-inch mains.  After the City’s 1965 incorporation, Lukins and the City of South Lake Tahoe executed a Franchise Agreement. 


We are dedicated to delivering our customers safe, reliable drinking water. Lukins works closely with local, state and federal agencies to provide our customers the best quality drinking water. 


Lukins Brothers Water is proudly family owned and operated.  We work closely with our customers and our community in order to provide the best possible customer service. At Lukins, we believe it is important to actively participate in and support various community activities and organizations.