Welcome!

Picture by John Lovie

Welcome to Whidbey Island Water Systems Association, a resource for all who drink water on Whidbey Island!

Our members are Municipal, Group A, and Group B water systems, private well owners, and the operators, engineers, and others who serve those water systems. 

Our quarterly member meeting are currently held via Zoom. The meeting invitation will be sent via our email list only. You must be a subscriber to the email list to receive the invitation email. Click here to subscribe!

Whidbey Island Water Systems Association Member Meeting March 2021

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Member Meeting

March 18, 2021 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Via Zoom

Agenda

Call to order                     Board and guest introductions

Quorum call                     At least one-fifth of membership present

Approve Agenda             Members vote to approve the agenda

Secretary’s Report:        Randi Perry will present the Minutes for the December 2020 General Membership Meeting.  Members vote to approve the Minutes.

Treasurer’s Report:       Bethel Hart will present the Treasurer’s Report.  Members vote to approve the Treasurer’s Report.
Bethel Hart will present an update on billing and payment options

Announcements:            Update on the apprenticeship/scholarship program
Accessory Dwelling Units – Aneta Hupfauer, Island County Drinking Water Program
Additional help on Asset Management
Next meetings

Theme of this Meeting: Coliform
Vistaire Water System and City of Langley had coliform incidents in 2020. Learn how to avoid these incidents and how to respond. A panel discussion with:
Sarah Bellin – Vistaire Water System
Randi Perry – City of Langley
Bryan Hamilton – City of Langley
Ingrid Salmon – Office of Drinking Water
Brandon Katz – Office of Drinking Water
Aneta Hupfauer – Island County Drinking Water Program
Joe Grogan – Town of Coupeville
John Lovie – Moderator

Floor open for general discussion                                          

Adjourn

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Invoices are on their way!

2021 membership dues invoices are on their way. We have been hard at work adding an option for you to pay by credit card via PayPal.

If you don’t see your bill in the next couple of days, or if you have any questions, please email our treasurer at bethel (at) whidbey (dot) com.

If your contact information has changed, please let us know through this form.

2021 Basic Waterworks Workshop

2021 Basic Waterworks Workshop (constantcontact.com)

When

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM PST
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Where

This is an online event.

Contact

Jeff Lundt
Northwest Washington Subsection AWWA
2064775582
jeff.lundt@kingcounty.gov

2021 Basic Waterworks Workshop

Wednesday March 10th starting at 8:00 AM

OnLine via Zoom

Presented by the Northwest Washington and King County Subsections, PNWS-AWWA

A one-day presentation of some of the basic elements, terminology, regulations and concepts involved in operating a water utility.  This workshop is aimed at new frontline employees, office staff and others who would benefit from an understanding of the basic concepts and terminology used in the water supply industry.  Topics include:

  • Overview of Water Systems
  • Regulations and Contaminants
  • Water Sources
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics
  • Treatment & Disinfection
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Water Quality Protection Practices
  • Construction & Maintenance
  • Disaster Response

Instructors will be:

Dave Muto – SPU (retired)

Frank Spevak

Jeff Lundt P.E. – King County WTD

& draft choices to be named later!

0.6 CEUs Basic Waterworks presentation (APPROVED!)

Cost is $120 for AWWA, WEF & PNCWA members and $240 for non-members.  If you or your utility are AWWA, WEF or PNCWA members you qualify for member rates. Registration closes Monday March 8th.

Register Now!

Scholarships for small utilities – To encourage participation from small utilities (<500 connections) two scholarships for small system operators are available. To receive the small system scholarship, please register and pay the registration fee.  Indicate on the form the name of your utility and number of connections.  If your registration is one of the first two received, your registration fee will be refunded following completion of the workshop.  Reciept of payment marks your spot in line.  First Come – First Served.

Cancellation Policy – If a registrant is unable to attend the workshop and a substitute within the organization can attend, please contact Jeff Lundt at jeff.lundt@kingcounty.gov to update the information.  If unable to attend or send a substitute contact the above at least one week before the workshop for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee).  Refunds after that time will not be given. 

If the workshop is cancelled due to lack of registration or another reason, full refunds will be given.

Please note that the on-line registration system requires a unique email address for each registrant.  If you do not have a work or home email call Jeff Lundt (206/477-5582) for a work-around.

For more information contact us at the email or phone shown on the left. 

Thanks for your time and attention.

Other NWWA Training Events for 2021

Western Washington Short School, Tuesday & Wednesday June 8th & 9th, 2021 – ONLINE.

Emergency Preparendess Workshop, Wednesday April 14th, 2021 – Online

See the subsection Webpage for updates on dates and other training

PFAS in the legislature

Washington S-0160.2 Senate Joint Memorial 8001 was read before the Environment committee on Jan 26, 2021.

While this bill asks the federal government to assist in PFAS remediation, it contains a paragraph attempting to foreclose on the establishment of cleanup standards for PFAS. The board of WIWSA wrote to the committee chair requesting that the bill not be advanced out of committee and that the PFAS Chemical Action Plan team be allowed to complete their work and make recommendations without prior prejudice. The full test of the bill and of the board’s letter can be found below.

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