Share input on the Draft CAP at public meetings Nov. 18 and 19

If you would like to provide feedback on the Draft PFAS Chemical Action Plan (CAP) during a public comment meeting, please register for your preferred date and time: 

Ecology staff will provide a brief overview of the CAP development process and then reserve most of the time to accept comments. Please note that we plan to record the public comments.

Reach out to Ecology’s Chemical Action Planner, Irina Makarow (irina.makarow@ecy.wa.gov), if you have questions.

Thank you,

PFAS Chemical Action Plan team


Island County Planning Commission Meeting Notice – Accessory Dwelling Units

On MONDAY, November 23, 2020 at 2:00 P.M., the Island County PLANNING
COMMISSION will hold an ONLINE MEETING.
The agenda will include:

  • A PUBLIC HEARING to consider a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners regarding amendments to Chapters 17.03, 17.04A, and 17.06 of Island County Code addressing standards for Accessory Dwelling Units.
  • A PUBLIC HEARING to consider a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners on the 2021 Island County Comprehensive Plan Docket.

Documents will be posted at:
https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Planning/Pages/planningcomm.aspx
Address comments to: Planning Commission at PO Box 5000, Coupeville, WA
98239 or PlanningCommission@islandcountywa.gov

The list of proposed changes can be found here and the marked-up code here.

Several of these code changes will impact water systems serving parcels that may qualify for ADUs. The board of WIWSA will be submitting comments and questions to both the Planning Commission and to the Island County staff who are handling the water issues.

If your water system has particular concerns or questions, please submit your comments directly or send them to mail (at) whidbeywatersystems (dot) org so that we can ask pass them along on your behalf.

We will address the issue briefly at our December quarterly meeting.

Welcome to the WIWSA October Newsletter!

During these challenging times when we cannot meet in person, we plan to send a monthly newsletter to keep our members up to speed with water news. We’ll send this newsletter to our email list and post it on our website. We aim to provide an easy place to find all the month’s news and upcoming events.


News from Whidbey Island Water Systems Association

  • Our September Quarterly members meeting was held via zoom. Guest speaker Jeff Tasoff of Davido Consulting Group gave a talk on Small Water System Asset Management, focusing on the equipment inventory part that many small systems find challenging. Jeff’s talk was a great preparation for our forthcoming RCAC Asset Management workshop
  • Past president of WIWSA Jim Patton is stepping down from the board to focus on running his own water system. This leaves us with a vacancy on the board. Ideally we’d like to take this opportunity to boost the representation of Group B water systems in the association by having a Group B member system join the board. Please read the full announcement here.
  • Our next Quarterly Member Meeting will be December 10th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm via Zoom. Please save the date. We’ll post an agenda and send a reminder email closer to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • RCAC is holding a free workshop on Asset Management Planning and Resources on November 10th. Save the date, and look for an email with details and a registration link in the next few days.
  • AWWA-PNW is holding an online Emergency Preparedness Workshop in two sessions on October 28th and November 4th.
  • AWWA is offering free training on Optimization & Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems on November 30th and December 1st, following conveniently our Asset Management Training

Further details of these events are on our website

Other News 

September 2020 Quarterly Member Meeting

September 17, 2020 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

This meeting will be held via Zoom.
Note that the meeting invitation will be sent via our email list only. You must be a subscriber to receive the invitation email.
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Agenda

June member meeting via Zoom

Our next member meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, June 18th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Agenda and details to follow. Note that the meeting invitation will be sent via our email list only. You must be a subscriber to receive the invitation email. Click here to subscribe!

June 2020 Quarterly Membership Meeting

June 18, 2020 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

This meeting will be held via Zoom.
Note that the meeting invitation will be sent via our email list only. You must be a subscriber to receive the invitation email.
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Agenda

  • Call to order & Quorum call: Guest introductions and explanation of Zoom meeting logistics
  • Approve Agenda: Members vote to approve the Agenda (voting will be via the chat function in Zoom)
  • Jim Patton stepping down as President: See note from Jim here. Members vote of thanks to Jim.
  • Introduction of board
  • Secretary’s Report:
  • Treasurer’s Report: Bethel Hart will present the Treasurer’s Report. Vote to approve the Treasurer’s Report.
  • Announcements
    • Status of State DOH PFAS rulemaking
    • Results of SWSMP open issues survey
    • One-day Asset Management workshop, details to follow. To be rescheduled for the fall.
    • Date and theme for next Quarterly Membership Meeting in September 2020 at Coupeville Recreation Hall (or via Zoom)
  • Theme of this meeting: COVID-19 – issues and resources
    • We have brought together a panel of water system experts to lay out the resources available to help you manage your water system at this time and to answer your questions.
    • Our panelists are:
      • State DOH ODW – Jennifer Kropack and Denis Mehinagic
      • County DOH – Aneta Hupfauer and Jill Wood
      • King Water – Sandra Bodamer
      • AWWA – Jeff Lundt
  • Floor open for questions & answers and general discussion
  • Adjourn