Where Does Your Water Come From?
Parkland Light and Water Company's water is pumped from several aquifer levels of the Clover/Chambers Creek Basin as it flows to Puget Sound. The company owns all twelve wells which range from 30 to 630 feet deep. Stored water is kept in five above-ground water storage tanks---two are ground level tanks, one elevated tanks, and two are standpipes. These tanks can store a total of 5,600,000 gallons of water. The water system is operated by gravity distribution, and supplies ample fire protection throughout the PL&WCo service area, as well as providing the domestic and commercial daily needs of the community.
Below is a diagram of the PL&WCo water pumping and storage system. Figures are indicated in feet above or below sea level. Types of tanks are shown and the general locations of the wells and tanks are indicated above each facility.