Cascade Water Alliance's Lake Tapps Reservoir Property Management Policy being reviewed

Cascade Water Alliance is developing a formal policy regarding the use of its property by third parties around the reservoir.

Any new improvements or modifications on Cascade property will require a license from the alliance, as well as the appropriate permits from state and local jurisdictions as required.

Residents around the lake will be receiving more information regarding the proposed Lake Tapps Reservoir Property Management Policy, and are invited to a public open house workshop on Jan. 12 to ask questions and get more information.

The open house will run from 6-8 p.m. at North Tapps Middle School, 20029 12th St. E, Lake Tapps.

Existing structures or facilities on Cascade property may be "grandfathered" if Cascade determines that they do not pose an adverse impact on the operations of the reservoir, or pose a danger to public health or safety.

"Our goal is to keep the property free of obstructions and unauthorized structures to ensure dike integrity, water quality, public safety and use are not compromised," said Lloyd Warren, chair of the Cascade Board of Directors.

At the open house, residents will be able to ask questions of staff as well as get information regarding applicable jurisdictional permits.

Since December 2009, Cascade has owned and operated the White River Lake Tapps Reservoir Project (Project) and lake, up to its property boundary line delineated by the 545 foot elevation and including the dikes.

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