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Stormwater & Flooding Calls

Recent storms had streets flooding and water coming out of manhole covers. PLEASE NOTE: these manholes are not Beacon Hill Water and Sewer District (BHWSD) manholes. In the unincorporated areas, they are storm manholes that are owned and maintained either by Cowlitz County Public Works (CCPW) or the Lexington Flood Control Zone District (LFCZD). Do not call BHWSD unless you have sewer backing up. You can reach CCPW and LFCZD at (360) 577-3030. If it is creating a safety hazard, call 911.


For the safety of our customers and staff, this office will be closed to the public.


We encourage you to make your payment either:

  • Over the phone (360) 636-3860
  • In the grey drop box located in our driveway
  • If you are paying with cash, we encourage you to either pay by check or call your bank to have them mail a check debited from your account
  • Online ("Manage & Pay Your Account Online" in the sidebar)


Regular Meeting:

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:15 pm

at the Admin Office.

1121 West Side Highway, Kelso, WA

Dial-in number: 1-888-875-1833
Guest code: 557-675-625


Coronavirus concerns

We are monitoring development regarding COVID-19 to take precautions to minimize risk and keep our customers and staff safe.

We are open for business; however we encourage you to conduct your business with the District by phone (360) 636-3860 or email when possible. You may also drop your payment in our drop box across the parking lot from our office building.

Your water is safe to drink and not affected by COVID-19.

COVID‐19 Customer Support Program

COVID‐19 Customer Support Program

As part of the effort to improve water quality, the water plant will be increasing levels of dissolved oxygen. The water in some areas may appear to be milky, but do not worry; it is only air bubbles coming out of solution. Letting a glass of water sit for a minute will clear it up. Contact your water purveyor if it causes issues.

Beacon Hill will be closed during these holidays and times:

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 17, 2020 – Presidents’ Day
Monday, May 25, 2020 – Memorial Day
Thursday, July 2, 2020 – Independence Day
Monday, September 7, 2020 – Labor Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, December 24, 2020 – Christmas Day


Welcome to the

Beacon Hill Water & Sewer District Website...


Beacon Hill Water and Sewer District (BHWSD) is a special purpose entity which operates under the authority of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Title 57.

The District covers an area of approximately five square miles in a rural area adjacent to the cities of Longview and Kelso in Southwest Washington. Interstate 5 runs through the District.

BHWSD provides water and sewer to approximately 10,000 citizens. Water is distributed through approximately 55 miles of water mains, with 10 water storage facilities and six booster pump stations. Ninety-five percent of the customer base is residential. District staff performs all maintenance, water quality testing and new service or repair requests. Water is provided by the City of Longview Mint Farm Water Treatment Plant, of which BHWSD is a co-owner.

We operate and maintain the sanitary sewer collection system consisting of approximately 40 miles of sewer pipe and 7 sewer pump stations. Secondary treatment is performed at a regional facility operated by the Three Rivers Regional Wastewater Authority comprised of and owned by the cities of Longview and Kelso, Cowlitz County and the Beacon Hill Water and Sewer District.

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January 2018 Pipeline newsletter for the Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts




Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Friday.


Field Maintenance Hours:

Monday - Thursday

6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Friday.

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