Informal comment on PFAS rulemaking from Whidbey Island Water Systems Associations

On Friday January 17th, Whidbey Island Water Systems Association held a special member meeting to discuss the draft changes to WAC 246-290 and to agree on comments to be submitted on behalf of the membership during the informal comment period ending January 31st, 2020. Comments were discussed and approved unanimously by the water system representatives in attendance. As discussed at the meeting, the board has sent in by email those comments and a list of the water systems in attendance. A copy of the email is linked below. You are encouraged to send in comments from your own water system. You are welcome to simply endorse the comments submitted, or to craft your own. Comments must be submitted to by January 31st, 2020.

Preparing for Disaster: Earthquakes on Whidbey

Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Seismologists agree that it’s not a question of if, but when our area might experience a significant earthquake. As a small rural community, it’s important everyone understands the dangers, how to prepare, and what to do in an emergency.

Please take the time to watch this WhidbeyTV Local production of a recent workshop hosted by Fire Chief Rusty Palmer. He explains what the specific dangers are to Whidbey Island residents and what you can do to be prepared for such a disaster.

We’ve made this important resource available for all our community members. Watch the video in its entirety, then please share it with family, friends, and neighbors.