WIWSA Member Meeting September 2021 Audio and Chat Log

WIWSA Member Meeting September 2021 Audio

Chat Log

00:05:43 Darlene Baldwin, Assistant Clerk: Welcome to the Whidbey Island Water Systems Association Quarterly Meeting – September 16, 2021
00:15:20 Kes Tautvydas: I am connected and can hear you, but I am not visible and can’t participate.
00:16:00 Kes Tautvydas: OK
00:31:39 Loretta Collar: It would be useful to have a directory of the people in the current roles, with their phone numbers and emails. Perhaps a short description of their responsibilities so that we contact the correct person.
00:33:32 John: https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/DrinkingWater/OfficesandStaff/NorthwestRegionalOfficeStaff
00:57:57 Ann Linnea: Will the required PFAS tests before 2025 be conducted by our water system managers—in our case that is King Water management.
01:03:51 Loretta Collar: Is there any update on the consideration to lower the Arsenic standard? Is EPA moving on this? Is WA considering a stricter standard?
01:17:25 Loretta Collar: Interestingly, there Manganese in my vitamin pill – 2.3 mg!
01:22:13 Ann Linnea: Do Class A systems need to address ADUs in their covenants? Or by laws or what?
01:25:12 John: You should have an explicit policy, yes. Covenants would be good.
01:53:27 Mark Greaves: Thank you for your time and contirbutions everyone
01:56:38 Darlene Baldwin, Assistant Clerk: Thank you and Good Night

WIWSA Member Meeting September 2021

Whidbey Island Water Systems Association

Quarterly Meeting  

September 16, 2021 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Via Zoom

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 June 2021 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.

Announcements:            Update on the apprenticeship/scholarship program
Next meetings

Theme of this Meeting: DOH and Island County Update
This quarter’s topic is an update from the DOH Office of Drinking Water, Northwest Regional Office, and Island County Environmental Health and Drinking Water programs. Both agencies have had personnel changes, with some familiar faces and some new ones in new roles. Look for updates on rule making, especially around PFAS. Your board has a number of questions for the panelists, but there will be plenty of time for audience questions!

Our guest panelists are:
Office of Drinking Water:
  Derek Pell,
Northwest Regional Manager
  Bob James,
Regional Engineer, Island County
  Jennifer Kropack,
Regional Planner
  and maybe more!
Island County Environmental Health
  Heather Kortuem, Manager
  Aneta Hupfauer, Drinking Water Program
  and maybe more!
John Lovie – Moderator

Floor open for general discussion                                          


State Board of Health hosting Virtual Public Meeting on PFAS rulemaking October 13, 2021

The board will accept oral testimony at the virtual public hearing on October 13, 2021 at 1:30 PM. Oral testimony will be given the same consideration as written comments received by September 3, 2021.

  • Register for the October 13, 2021, 1:30 PM virtual board meeting* and the public hearing for both rules at the following link: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KVff1ReLToOu6mTS_GHpjg.
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and the PFAS rules hearing starts at 1:30 p.m.

DOH Office of Drinking Water is inviting you to a PFAS and Lab Rule informational Zoom meeting.

 Washington State Department of Health Office of Drinking Water
We are inviting you to a PFAS and Lab Rule informational  Zoom meeting. Please join DOH’s Mike Means and Barb Morrissey for a virtual, informational presentation on the PFAS Group A rule change (chapter 246-290 WAC) and Lab rule change (chapter 246-390 WAC). The first hour is a presentation about the rules; the second hour staff will answer questions about proposed changes. Please note: This meeting is informational only, we will not accept comments on the proposed rule language at this meeting. We hope you will join us!
Time: Monday, August 30, 2021, at 8:00 AM Join Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 843 9268 3788 One tap mobile
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Below is the bulletin we sent earlier this month.
The State Board of Health invites you to comment on proposed changes to chapter 246-290 WAC, Group A Public Water Supplies and chapter 246-390 WAC, Drinking Water Certification and Laboratory Data Reporting.  The proposed revisions to the Group A rule improve public health protection by setting a regulatory standard for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The revisions include requirements for monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting, follow-up actions, other associated requirements, and technical and editorial changes. The proposed revisions to the Lab rule provide specific PFAS reporting requirements and makes technical and editorial changes.
The Department of Health is accepting written comments on both rules through September 3, 2021. The proposed rule revisions, comment submittal, and public hearing information, as well as other supporting documents for both rules are on the Office of Drinking Water Rulemaking website
For questions about the Group A rule, contact Jocelyn Jones, (360) 236-3020.
For questions about the Lab rule, contact Nina Helpling, (360) 236-3065.