Evergreen Rural Water won the “Outstanding Achievement in Technical Assistance” at the NRWA Conference!
The Evergreen Rural Water Association of Washington won the Outstanding Achievement in Technical Assistance award.
“Technical assistance is the back bone of Evergreen,” Fulgham said. “Their field staff are the lifeblood of the association and superheroes to the community water systems and wastewater treatment plants in their State.”
The summer of 2014, the north central area of Washington experienced a large wildfire. Fire raged over 256,000 acres and power was out in the entire valley. Circuit Riders called systems to check on their statues; they also drove to systems that couldn’t be reached by phone. Circuit Riders helped systems with backup power, system repairs, water testing, disinfecting, and locating broken and/or burnt water lines.
Spokane County Water District #3! They proved to have the best tasting water in Washington with their Steer Inn Well. We had 17 entries this year for our Annual Water Taste Test that was held on September 1 at our Fall Conference at the Tulalip Resort and Casino. Our judges were Mike Pendergraft with ERWoW (and our team member of the year), Don Zuern from City of Long Beach and our Board President, and Lori Bryson with General Pacific. Congratulations to Spokane County Water District #3!
Nearly one-fifth of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to failures resulting in costly repairs, well contamination, polluted local waterways, and risks to public health and the environment.
Do your part, be septic smart. September 21-25, 2015 is EPA’s Septic Smart Week! Check our page all week for tips on keeping your septic smart.
We currently have an open board position for the East Central Region of the state. This region includes the following counties: Grant and Kittitas. If you are a member of our association in this region and are interested in being on our board of directors please call us at 360.462.9287 or email the office, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get a board packet sent to you. Thank you!
Our next conference is coming up at the Tulalip Resort and Casino, September 1-3, 2015. We will have plenty of classes in water, wastewater and management for you to choose from. So keep your eye on your mailbox and your inbox, for more information.
Also, if you haven’t already done so, Evergreen Rural Water does have a Facebook page! You can search for us in the “search box” or click on the link below to take you to our page. We share pictures and upcoming events.
We have had some Circuit Rider changes recently. Mike Pendergraft who was our Eastern Region Circuit Rider is now our Northern Region Circuit Rider. Derek Zock was our Southwest Region Circuit Rider and he is now the Southern Region Circuit Rider. Bob Kreb has moved into Source Water Protection.
During our Fall Conference at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver in September we held our Water Taste Test. We had 7 entries and the best tasting water went to Whitworth Water District #2! They are out of Spokane Washington. During the taste test our panel of judges commented how pure and tasteless their water was. So congratulations to Whitworth Water District #2!
Evergreen Rural Water has moved! Our office is now located at 11840 North US Hwy 101 in Shelton. We will also be holding classes in our training room.
Many of you have called asking for our CCR Template. Unfortunately our CCR Template has not been updated and therefore we no longer have it available. The EPA website has a link to the CCR iWriter on their website. We have provided a link to the CCR iWriter for you here. Please call if you need help filling out your consumer confidence report.
Many of you are getting ready to turn in your Consumer Confidence Reports. Our template for the CCR is not currently updated. We are working on it. Until than the EPA has designed a CCR iWriter. You can create your own CCR. By clicking on the link below you will be taken to this tool. If you have any questions please contact your circuit rider.