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
Ha Nguyen, Director
William Kimberling, General Manager

Scheduled Meetings for 2024

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

Reports and Documents

Articles of Incorporation
Annual Water Quality Report - 2023
January 2024 Update Newsletter
Annual Water Quality Report - 2022
January 2023 Update Newsletter

Water Boundary Map