President’s Message, June 2018


June 2018

I made three points in my last Water News message

  1. That we would be emailing the Water News to you in digital format from now on (saving money for printing and postage);
  2. That we would be meeting at the Coupeville Library at 788 NW Alexander Street in Coupeville from now on (the Race Road Fire Station is being renovated); and
  3. That we have drafted an update of our Bylaws and hope that you will study them and give us a vote to approve them.  Please do come to our Quarterly Members’ Meeting ready to discuss the updated Bylaws (being emailed to you) and help us to put them in place.

The theme of our second quarterly meeting this year will be to introduce our members to two nation-wide organizations that share our interest in knowing more about how to operate and maintain our water systems and how to prepare them for possible emergencies.

We are looking forward to presentations by representatives of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water / Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN).  We have to thank two of our board members, the professional Utility Superintendents for Coupeville and Langley, Joe Grogan and Randi Perry, for alerting us to the important work being done by these organizations.

As a bonus, our Island County Hydrogeologist, Doug Kelly, will also come to this meeting ready to explain how his new digitized access to well data will be available to all of us, Group A’s and Group B’s as well as our water district and individual well members.

I hope to see all of you at the meeting!

Warm regards, Jim Patton