The LOTT Alliance's mission is to preserve and protect public health and the environment by cleaning and restoring water resources for our communities. To accomplish that mission, LOTT owns and operates wastewater and reclaimed water facilities throughout the Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater area. These include our main centralized treatment plant, a satellite reclaimed water treatment plant, a 40-acre park-like setting featuring reclaimed water ponds and groundwater recharge basins, three pump stations, and miles of main sewer interceptor pipelines.
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LOTT’s office and central treatment plant are located in Olympia, Washington, between downtown and the Port of Olympia. Situated on Budd Inlet at the terminus of Puget Sound, Olympia is a great place to work, live, and play.
Olympia ranked number 6 on Kiplinger's 2009 Best Cities list, which focuses on places that have stable employment plus the talent to create new, well-paying positions. In 2010, Kiplinger rated Seattle as number 2 on their list, a mere 70 miles from Olympia. A robust job market in the Northwest makes our area a safe haven during the recession, and will give them a head start toward growth when the recovery takes off.
The community was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 23rd Best Metropolitan Area for Business and Careers in the United States in 2009. This ranking is based on the area’s solid job growth, reasonable living and business expenses, the educational level of the local workforce, and availability of cultural and recreational opportunities.
The Olympia area’s mild marine climate, and beautiful sunny summers, allow residents to take advantage of the region’s many recreational opportunities. Nearby Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks, Mount St. Helens Volcanic National Monument, numerous National Forests, state and local parks, and Puget Sound provide access to a variety of outdoor activities during all seasons. The stunning northwest scenery encourages exploration and recreation – from winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and sledding to spring, summer, and fall camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating.
Downtown Olympia offers a welcoming and eclectic variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Nearby Seattle and Tacoma host numerous cultural attractions including zoos, aquariums, professional sports teams, and world-class restaurants, museums, symphonies, and ballet. There are several local universities and colleges, including St. Martin’s University, South Puget Sound Community College, and the nationally recognized Evergreen State College. Additional educational institutions are located in Seattle and Tacoma.