Starting next year, in 2015, we will be having our BAT Exam Reviews again! Keep checking our website for dates.
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!
If you are trying to call the office this week, September 23-25, we are here, but we are not answering the phone due to having a large training class in our training room. We will be checking messages through out the day and will return them during breaks. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an immediate question. Thank you for your patience this week.
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. Another change is we will not have our 800 number anymore. To call our office please only use 360.462.9287.
“EPA Backs Down on Covering Hydrants Under Lead Content Regulation,” in this case the power of all the national water and local government associations who have been pressing EPA and the Congress for a change in policy (statement). EPA officials said they won’t pursue their plans. “In response to the feedback received through that process, EPA concluded that fire hydrants are not widely used as a potable source of water and that the guidance should be revised to exclude fire hydrants if Congress doesn’t take action to do so before the January deadline,”An EPA spokesperson said in a statement (more).
If you have not seen the letter regarding our new member benefits in 2014, or are not currently a member of our association, please take a moment and click on the link below for our new member benefits. You’ll find another reason why joining ERWoW, as a system member, would be a great benefit to you!
UTC staff recently filed a Pre-proposal Statement of Inquiry soliciting comments on proposed changes to the WAC sections relating to water companies over which it the UTC has jurisdiction. According to the notice: “. . . staff proposes that the commission consider repealing WAC 480-110-255(2)(e) and (f), relating to homeowner associations, cooperatives, mutual corporations and similar entities. Also, staff proposes to define the terms “for hire” and “to the public” in WAC 480-110-245.
As proposed, the current exemption from regulation for “homeowner associations, cooperatives, mutual corporations and similar entities” would be eliminated. This could have significant impacts on the breadth of UTC jurisdiction and impact water companies that are currently exempt under the WACs. The UTC is soliciting written comments, due Monday, September 23, 2013.
Directions for submitting comments are provided on their website.
Ken Lindgren with the Startup Water District has passed away. He was the operator of Startup for many years and he attended many of our training classes as well as our conference. He will be missed. We offer our condolences to his family and the crew at Startup.
Our Fall Conference and Tradeshow is fast approaching! It’s August 27-29 if you have forgotten. Have you made your reservation at the Tulalip Resort yet? You can now make your reservation online by clicking the link below. Don’t wait til the last minute. Register today! The Group Code for the special rate is: TB0181
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.