|PO BOX 44427
Tacoma WA 98448-0427
|In 1962, Neil Richardson started a utility company, Richardson Water Company. Incorporating in 1990, Rainier View Water Company has grown to one of the largest privately owned water utilities in the state of Washington, serving a population of over 35,000 in Graham, parts of Spanaway, Puyallup, Gig Harbor and additional outlying areas.
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• 08/08/14 - Southwood - Sound Water System - Spanaway and Graham Area Only
THIS IS AN INFORMATION UPDATE – NO ACTION IS REQUIRED BY YOU
We are writing to let you know that we’ve detected potentially harmful E. coli in one of our wells. You do not need to take any action because lab tests show the water in the distribution system is safe to drink, and we have turned off the contaminated well.
The water we supply you is disinfected with chlorine to kill any bacteria that might be in the water.
If E. coli had been found in the distribution system instead of the well, we would have alerted you to boil your tap water or use bottled water. Even though the treated tap water is safe to drink, federal law still requires us to notify you within 24 hours if we find bacteria in our well or other water sources.
We will keep the contaminated well offline until we can correct the problem.
Why is this a concern?
What do you need to do?
If you have any questions please contact the Water Quality Department at (253) 537-6634.
Rainier View Water Co., Inc.
• 06/05/14 - Information regarding City of Tacoma Water notice click here.
• 2013 Water Use Efficiency Notice
• On June 27, 2012, Rainier View Water Company received project approval from the Washington State Department of Health for the conversion of the treatment system for Corrosion Control for the Southwood/Sound Water System.
The existing treatment system was injecting Sodium Silicate into the system to provide a coating on the piping to protect the water from corroding the pipe and fittings. The new system will adjust the pH of the water at certain wells by adding Sodium Hydroxide at those wells, thus accomplishing the same effect on protecting the piping and fittings by making the water less corrosive.
The overall conversion process will take approximately six months and we will be sampling and assuring that adequate treatment is being accomplished throughout this time frame. During this time frame it is possible that there may be some flaking and discolored water. The Water Company will be doing flushing and trying to minimize this as much as possible. We appreciate your understanding during this process. If you have any questions regarding this process please contact our office at 253-537-6634.
• New rates are effective as of June 1, 2013. For more information click here.