Archive | June 2017

Lake Tapps Algae Update

June 07, 2017

The caution advisory for algae bloom in Lake Tapps remains in effect. Cascade is taking additional samples to be tested as it continues to work in partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Health, which monitors the health conditions. Residents should stay away from water where algae is present. Areas of the lake with no algae should be fine for recreational activities.  According to discussions with PSE, the former owner of Lake Tapps, there is a history of algae in the White

Lake Tapps at Maximum Fill Today – May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

Today Cascade will raise the Lake Tapps reservoir to approximately elevation 543 feet, the maximum allowable level Cascade can operate Lake Tapps. Cascade raises the reservoir to the maximum allowed at least once each year as a reminder to homeowners of the maximum fill level. After the maximum fill today, Cascade will lower the level and keep the reservoir between elevation 541.5 and 543 feet (usually about 542.7 feet) through late September. Press release: 2017 Lake Tapps Reservoir Maximum Fill Share this:

Cascade Hosts “Clean and Healthy Lake Tapps” Open House, May 16

May 01, 2017

Cascade Water Alliance invites the public to an open house on Tuesday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m., to learn more about how everyone can help keep Lake Tapps Reservoir clean and healthy. Neighbors are invited to come chat with Cascade staff, learn more about Lake Tapps sign locator program, ensure they and their families SwimSafe this summer, understand the importance of a well-maintained sewer system, natural yard care and more. Please note the address listed in the press release is incorrect, the Open

Fix a Leak Week

March 23, 2017

In recognition of national Fix a Leak Week, students at Discovery Elementary School in Sammamish learned how to construct a drip irrigation system to water vegetables in their school garden. They won’t waste a drop to grow healthy, organic food!     Share this:

2017 Lake Tapps Reservoir Spring Refill Update

March 17, 2017

Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council announced today that the Lake Tapps Reservoir has reached recreation minimum pool levels (elevation 541.5 feet) a month ahead of the April 15 deadline. Cascade will raise the reservoir, as it does each year, to the maximum full recreational level of elevation 543 feet during the middle of May to remind homeowners of the highest allowable level this reservoir can go in concert with existing homeowners’ agreements with Cascade. Cascade will then maintain the Lake

Dikes Surrounding Lake Tapps Inspected

March 06, 2017

Washington State’s Dam Safety Office (DSO) took advantage of the drawdown of the Lake Tapps Reservoir to do its proscribed evaluation of the dikes surrounding the reservoir in February. The reservoir was originally created by flooding four small lakes and is held in place as “Lake Tapps” by a series of 15 dikes. These earthen dikes are inspected at least once every five years to determine safety and security. The DSO inspected the reservoir (water) side of 13 of the dikes and