Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Designation of Drinking Water Recharge Area (CARA)
Lake Forest Park Water District (LFPWD), a Special Purpose District, provides untreated drinking water to about 3000 residents within the City of Lake Forest Park. The source of our unique water is from an aquifer located under the Cities of Brier and Lake Forest Park.
LFPWD is presenting a hydrogeology study by Associated Earth Science Incorporation that delineates and defines a Critical Aquifer Recharge Area (CARA) in both King and Snohomish Counties.
Human activities within the recharge area have the potential to negatively affect drinking water quality and quantity.
Attend the meeting and become informed regarding:
- What is an aquifer and how above ground activities have the potential to contaminate or deplete a drinking water source?
- What is a recharge area and how does it impact drinking water quality and quantity?
- What areas are most at risk from contamination events?
- What can I do to provide good stewardship of a legacy drinking water source?
- Who do I contact if there is a spill in the aquifer recharge zone?
- How do cities and counties protect public groundwater drinking supplies?
- What should first responders know about CARA areas?
Prevention of groundwater contamination is far less expensive than cleanup or treatment. We need your help to monitor inappropriate activities and quickly address a potential contamination event.