Jim Patton with Award for Service to WIWSA

“Folks — Randi — escorted by Sam — safely delivered my award for WIWSA service and I will treasure it …….. THANK YOU!  Just not sure whether I will have to rotate it on the shelf with my award from the State DOH — or build another shelf!

I look forward to attending future quarterly WIWSA meetings as a representative of my WBRA water system as you guide all “the troops” to clean drinking water.

Warmest regards and Happy New Year, Jim”

Whidbey Island Water Systems Association Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting

December 10, 2020 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Via Zoom


Call to orderBoard and guest introductions
Roll call of 2020 new members
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 September 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 the apprenticeship/scholarship program
Bethel Hart will present the budget for 2021. Members vote to approve the budget.
Election of Directors: Members vote to appoint directors
Review of 2020:A review of significant events and accomplishments in 2020.
Preview of 2021: A brief overview of coming events in 2021
Next member meeting March 4, 2020
Floor open for general discussion





Water on Whidbey December 2020


A monthly newsletter from

Whidbey Island Water Systems Association

December 2020

Welcome to the WIWSA December 2020 Newsletter!

During these challenging times when we cannot meet in person, we are sending a monthly newsletter to keep our community up to speed with water news. We 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.
Please share this newsletter with your fellow water system board members, commissioners, operators, members, friends, neighbors, and anyone who drinks water on Whidbey and beyond, and encourage them to subscribe.

News from Whidbey Island Water Systems Association

  • We have a vacancy on the board of directors of WIWSA. Ideally we’d like to fill this position at the Annual Meeting. Please read the full announcement here.
  • Our Annual 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 an invitation email closer to the meeting. Remember that to receive the invitation email with the meeting link you need to subscribe to this email service. We will be voting on a number of items including the 2021 budget and electing directors. Please remember that only members in good standing may vote.

News from our Partners

  • AWWA is offering a Water Storage Basics Workshop on  December 8th. WIWSA members can attend at the reduced AWWA member rate of $60. 
  • The Office of Drinking Water is changing reporting requirements for the annual Water Use Efficiency (WUE) report and have scheduled a webinar on Thursday, January 7, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon) to discuss the changes. 

        Further details of these events are on our website


Podcasts are a great way to catch up with news while giving your eyes a rest. Here are some of the best water podcasts. You can also find the links on the resources page of our web site.

  • Circle of Blue What’s Up With Water “What’s Up With Water” condenses the need-to-know news on the world’s water into a weekly snapshot.
  • Water Environment Federation Words on Water A podcast featuring conversations with influential and interesting people from the water sector and news from the Water Environment Federation.
  • The H2duO Water in Real Life  Award-winning communication professionals, Arianne Shipley and Stephanie Corso, aka The H2duO, chat with thought-leaders from both inside and outside of the water industry to serve as a resource for both personal and professional growth. Water in Real Life was created for water professionals who believe that if you desire to build the right relationships with your community, and thereby overcome many of the challenges you face, then your ability to connect with them through storytelling is essential.

Do you have news you want to share?

If you have water news you’d like to share with the water drinkers of Whidbey Island, please send a message to mail (at) whidbeywatersystems.org


Don”t forget to subscribe to receive our emails including this monthly newsletter and quarterly meeting invitations.

WUE Webinar has been rescheduled—SAVE THE DATE

The Office of Drinking Water is changing reporting requirements for the annual Water Use Efficiency (WUE) report. The Office of Drinking Water has rescheduled the Water Use Efficiency (WUE) Webinar to Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  A registration link for this event will be created soon and an e-mail containing this link will be sent to our stakeholders when it is completed.  Credits for this webinar will be available and there is no cost for this event.  Additionally, a fact sheet has been created describing the changes to the reporting form.  It is attached to this e-mail and you can also find it in our Publications Database at:  https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/odwpubs/Publications/.  Search for “Water Use Efficiency Changes” or Publication #331-669.

Hope to see you there!