Sunshine Acres Water System Improvements: Completed & In-service on June 24, 2013

June 2013

Sunshine Acres tank
New water main installation on Diamond Point Road

New water main installation on Diamond Point Road

New valves installed on water main

New valves installed on water main

Booster pumping equipment

Booster pumping equipment

In 2011, we began a project to improve the performance and reliability of the Sunshine Acres Water System. The Sunshine Acres Water System provides water service to approximately 435 homes in Clallam County. This improvement project was completed in phases, starting with the installation of new water mains and ending with a new booster station. These improvements will increase water pressure and improve fire flow and water system reliability. They also eliminate the need for private booster pumps.

In the first phase of this project, we installed new water mains. New water mains were needed to handle the improved water pressure that the new booster station would produce. We began the installation of the new 8" water mains at the intersection of Manzanita Drive and Rhododendron Drive. Since then, we have installed a new 10" water main along Diamond Point Road, starting at Rhododendron Drive North to Fleming Drive and on Fleming Drive at the intersection of Madrona Way and Salal Way. In total, we installed over 1,500 feet of 8" and 10" PVC pipe. In addition to the new water main, we installed several valves to assist us in better isolating the system to reduce the number of homes effected by an outage in the event that we need to make repairs.

The second phase of this project was to build a new booster station and reactivate the existing reservoir that is located at Diamond Point Road and Fleming Drive. The new booster station and pumps will improve the water flow rate and provide a consistent water pressure throughout the Sunshine Acres Water System.

By doing this project in phases, we were able to minimize the number of outages that residents would experience during construction.

We are pleased to report that we have completed the work to upgrade the water mains and installed a new booster station. Water quality testing has also been completed and we will begin running the system with the new booster station on June 24, 2013. If you have used a private booster pump in the past, we highly recommend that you discontinue using it or completely remove it from service. With the higher pressure that the system is now producing, running a booster pump in conjunction with the new water pressure will only increase your power bill.

We want to thank you for your patience while all the work was being completed.

If you have any questions or would like more information on this project, please feel free to contact our customer service department toll-free at (877) 408-4060.

Project Funding

This project is an example of our commitment to our customers to provide safe and reliable water service. Washington Water Service invested $350,000 in this project. The Sunshine Acres Water System was completed without any federal or state grants, stimulus funding, or government loans. It will not result in a special surcharge on customer bills.