The priority of the Lakengren Water Authority (LWA) has always been, and will continue to be, to provide reliable, economical and environmentally responsible water and sewer service to the people of Lakengren.
The LWA has started 2020 with a solid financial position. Our current operating expenses are within the budget. The LWA’s Emergency Reserve fund is sufficient to cover any short term requirements that may arise, but we continue to build the fund to cover any unforeseen occurrence.
Our water plant continues to produce excellent water. Our current production wells provide an adequate supply of water. However, it does not provide any surplus to accommodate future shortages occasioned by weather changes or increased demand. All Lakengren residents are encouraged to conserve water.
The Ohio EPA approved the proposed improvements to the wastewater plant and construction began in June of 2019. Since the improvement project started, we have enjoyed almost ideal weather conditions for construction. The expected completion date is March of 2021. To fund the improvement project, we have secured a low-interest 30 year loan through the Ohio EPA. More information will be provided as the project continues over the next year. The improvements to the wastewater treatment plant will serve the needs of the community for the next 50 years or longer.
The LWA recently updated our billing/payment system and would like to remind property owners that we offer a wide variety of payment options. You can explore what is the most convenient method for you by visiting our web site. We encourage property owners to take full advantage of this time and money saving service. If you need any assistance, please contact the LWA office and someone will be happy to help you.
The LWA is a political subdivision governed by ORC 6119. The LWA Board of Trustees encourages transparent, responsive communication with all Lakengren residents. The LWA Board meets in open session on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 AM, at the LWA office. Any Lakengren resident with a question or concern may attend a meeting, or contact an LWA representative at 937-456-4455 between 8 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Important information and announcements are also available on the LWA web site.
As always, the LWA is working to provide the best possible water and wastewater service for the Lakengren community.
LWA Board of Trustees
Earl Mullins, Chairman
Ginger Adams, Secretary
Joe Flesch, Treasurer