The District is located between Seattle and Tacoma
in King and Pierce Counties. The Districts northern boundary is one mile south of
Kent, the southern boundary overlaps slightly the Pierce County line, the western boundary
follows the Puget Sound shoreline and the eastern boundary overlaps slightly the western
city limits of Auburn. The District provides service within most of the City of Federal
Way and small portions of the cities of Auburn, Pacific, Tacoma, Des Moines and Milton. In
addition, the District serves an unincorporated area of King County approximately 18
square miles north of Federal Way and west of Auburn.
The District encompasses an area of approximately 35
square miles with a service population of approximately 112,000 people. The District is
primarily residential in character with approximately 75% of the land area devoted to
single family dwellings.
The District is a municipal corporation of the State
of Washington. The King County Board of Commissioners officially incorporated Lakehaven
Sewer District on February 27, 1956, by adoption of Resolution No 16210. On September 17,
1985, voters authorized the consolidation of King County Water District No 124 into
Lakehaven Sewer District. In conjunction with this merger, Lakehaven Sewer District
changed its name to "Federal Way Water and Sewer District."
A merger with King County Water District No. 56 was
completed in November, 1987. On August 7, 1994, the District changed its name to
"Lakehaven Utility District," as it is now known.
District has, under one name or another, provided service to the Federal Way area for more
than 50 years. The water system includes 400 miles of mainline, 22 wells and 12 storage
tanks with an approximate storage capacity of 31 million gallons. The average daily
pumping rate is about 10.6 million gallons per day (MGD).
The sewer system includes 350 miles of mainline, 27
pump stations and two secondary wastewater treatment plants. The Redondo Plant is designed
for an average flow of 4.32 MGD, The Lakota Plant is designed for an average flow of 10
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