Many of our members will recall that we committed a quarterly members’ meeting last year to the subject of water ownership in our state.  Since then, we have focused on other topics but recently we have received questions from more than a few members about the responsibilities and legal obligations of Home Owner Associations and other communities that purvey drinking water to their members.  There is definitely some confusion about this subject so we will dedicate our quarterly members’ meeting on December 6th to give it the clarification that it deserves.

Once again, the leadership and staff of our State Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water, has agreed to participate in our meeting and to provide guidance and advice.  The State Department of Ecology will also be represented and officials from Island County Health will be on hand to relate the legal rules and practices to our local situation.  I am sure that we will all learn something of value and I hope that you will be able to join us

Warm regards, Jim Patton