General Membership Meeting June 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Coupeville Library



June 20, 2018 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

Sno-Isle Coupeville Library,
788 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville, WA 98239


Call to order                       Member and guest introductions

Quorum call                       At least one-fifth of membership present

Approve Agenda                Vote to approve the Agenda

Secretary’s Report:  Randi Perry will present the Minutes for the March 21, 2018 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.

“Pass the word!”:

  1. Scheduled dates for 2018 Quarterly Membership Meetings – all at Coupeville Library;
  2. Discussion and members vote to approve updated Bylaws.

Themes of this meeting:

  1. Familiarize members with two national organizations that are “locked and loaded” to assist all purveyors of drinking water;
  2. Introduce members to new digital access to well information on Whidbey Island.

Introduction of guest panelists:

Mr. Jeff Lundt, American Water Works Association (AWWA), NW Washington Subsection – emphasis on education

Mr. Ned Worcester, Water / Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN), NW Washington Region – emphasis on cooperative preparations for emergencies

Mr. Doug Kelly, Staff Hydrogeologist, Island County Public Health

Floor open for general discussion                                          Adjourn


President’s Message, June 2018


June 2018

I made three points in my last Water News message

  1. That we would be emailing the Water News to you in digital format from now on (saving money for printing and postage);
  2. That we would be meeting at the Coupeville Library at 788 NW Alexander Street in Coupeville from now on (the Race Road Fire Station is being renovated); and
  3. That we have drafted an update of our Bylaws and hope that you will study them and give us a vote to approve them.  Please do come to our Quarterly Members’ Meeting ready to discuss the updated Bylaws (being emailed to you) and help us to put them in place.

The theme of our second quarterly meeting this year will be to introduce our members to two nation-wide organizations that share our interest in knowing more about how to operate and maintain our water systems and how to prepare them for possible emergencies.

We are looking forward to presentations by representatives of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water / Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN).  We have to thank two of our board members, the professional Utility Superintendents for Coupeville and Langley, Joe Grogan and Randi Perry, for alerting us to the important work being done by these organizations.

As a bonus, our Island County Hydrogeologist, Doug Kelly, will also come to this meeting ready to explain how his new digitized access to well data will be available to all of us, Group A’s and Group B’s as well as our water district and individual well members.

I hope to see all of you at the meeting!

Warm regards, Jim Patton

ERWOW Class in Freeland – water samling

ERWOW class in Freeland – water sampling

Water Quality Monitoring
June 12 2018 in Freeland
Monday, October 23, 2017
Event date: 6/12/2018 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Water Quality Sampling is a great class for veteran and beginning operators to review sampling regulations and practices. Sampling covered
Bacterial, Organics, Inorganics, Lead & Copper, TTHM & HAA5’s and radionuclides.
Taught by USA Bluebook
CEUs: 0.6 Water
Costs: $160 Members / $185 Non Members
Location: Whidbey Water Services
5585 Lotto Avenue
Freeland, WA (Whidbey Island)
*Locations are subject to change