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June 1st, 2016 by Ken

Water, or the lack of it, is the major concern of the City of Lacey.   Growth in the community is stymied by the lack of water rights to serve new developments.

The City of Lacey has five water right applications in to the Washington State Department of Ecology, which has refused to act on the applications citing lack of staff.

The city is looking at alternatives.   It is currently negotiating for water rights with some major permit holders in the Hawks Prairie area.   It is also looking at getting additional water from city wells.   Some have high levels of manganese and, while they don’t pose a health hazard they do have a taste.   These wells are often only used during the summer but the city is looking at adding scrubbers which would make they more usable year round.

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