Company History

The Las Flores Water Company is a utility service which specializes in the treatment, maintenance and distribution of drinking water supplies and irrigation systems in central and northern Altadena, located just east of the Mountain View Cemetery. The company maintains two reservoirs and a well near the business office.

Las Flores Water Company, Inc. was organized in 1885 by charter members, Peter Gano and Dr. L. A. Wright. The original water source was located in Las Flores Canyon, an area at the top of Lake Avenue, just east of the Cobb Estate.

In 1881, prospectors mining for gold started tunneling in Las Flores Canyon. The tunnels extended into the mountain from about 400 to 600 feet, looking for gold. There was extensive gold prospecting between the years of 1886 to 1894. Instead of finding gold through the tunnels, they found water in underground springs. At times the water would flood the tunnels. The tunnels are still there today, but are sealed off so that no one has access to them. At times, the tunnel entries are covered and surrounded by large patches of poison oak. *

The shareholders are an integral part of the Las Flores Water Company. They number over 1,400 and are key to our success.

* Source: Altadena Historical Society

Board of Directors

John V Bednarski, President
Unfilled, Vice-President
Mary Ann Spieth, Treasurer
Garry E. Bryant, Secretary
David A. Mosher, Director
William Kimberling, General Manager

Scheduled Meetings for 2023

Board Meeting Tuesday, January 17 Agenda
Board Meeting Tuesday, February 21 Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, March 20 at 5:00 PM Agenda
Annual Shareholder Meeting Monday, March 20 at 7:00 PM Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, April 17 Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, May 15 Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, June 19 Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, July 17 Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, September 18 Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, October 16 Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, November 20 Agenda
Board Meeting Monday, December 18 Agenda
 (Full schedule link. Meetings at LFWC Office at 5:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.)

Reports and Documents

Articles of Incorporation
January 2023 Update Newsletter
Annual Water Quality Report - 2022
Annual Water Quality Report - 2021
Annual Financial Statement - 2021
January 2022 Update Newsletter
On-Going Stage 1 Water Shortage -
News Release June 2021
Annual Water Quality Report - 2020
Annual Financial Statement - 2020
January 2021 Update Newsletter
Financial Statements and Independent Auditor's Report for the Years Ended December 31, 2019 and 2018
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Water Boundary Map