El Prieto Canyon Weir
Ion Exchange Perchlorate Treatment System
Olive Avenue Treatment Plant
California Friendly Garden
Ware Reservoir
Water Conservation Garden

Our Mission

The mission of the Lincoln Avenue Water Company is to reliably provide to its customers and shareholders high quality water, service, and maintenance of the Company’s resources in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner.

State Of California Water Drought Information

2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change is in sight for 2014. Water conservation is always important in California, but this year no Californian can afford to waste any water. We all need to do our part Lincoln Avenue Water Company is requesting:

Voluntary Water Use Efficiency Click here.

What we do

Lincoln Avenue Water Company, a Mutual Water Company, was established in 1883 to supply water to the western region of Altadena, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. As a mutual water company, its shareholders are the people that are served by its distribution system. There are over four thousand meters that serve a population of over 16,000 people.

Lincoln Avenue Water Company reservoirs range in elevation from 1202 feet at the main pumping plant to 2146 feet at our highest reservoir. Other reservoirs are located at intermediate elevations and each has a distribution system supplying adequate water pressure.

The Company is not in business to make a profit, but to serve potable water to its owners (stockholders) at cost. The Company is managed by a five person Board of Directors which oversees the Company operations (“Board”). Water rates are adjusted to meet our operating expenses, plus an allowance for improvement and replacement of the water distribution system.

News and Events

Infrastructure Upgrade / Current Projects

Distribution / Facility

  • ASR System  (3) Vaults Raise to  Grade Level
  • Scada System Up-grade
  • Main Plant IX  (East Chain-Link Fence Replacement)
  • Pump Station  Flow Valves
  • Slurry/Paving LAWC Facilities
  • System Isolation Valve Replacement
  • Olive Main Plant - Booster Pump Awning
  • Swigart Reservoir Top Vent/Chlorine House Roof Replaced
  • Wapello Reservoir Slurry/Paving
  • Office Facility (Subfloor/Floor Replacement)


Pipeline Replacement

  • Wapello / N Fair Oaks Distribution Pipeline Replacement -Phase II
  • Krenz Ave - (Circulating Line 450' of  8" Steel New Pipe Installation)
  • Calaveras - Main Plant (Circulating Line 210' of 8" New Pipe Installation)
  • Glenrose Ave - 700' of  8" Steel Pipeline Replacement
  • Devirian Pipeline Repl (Lincoln to Calanda 990 ' of  8" Steel Pipe)
  • Millard Canyon Pipeline Replacement (1400' of 10 " duct line pipe)