News

New Financial Assistance Programs

In response to the COVID 19 virus and its impact on our community Eastsound Water users may be experiencing quarantining, reduced income or other financial impacts. Your water system has developed several initiatives to help support our members and customers, while...

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COVID 19 and your Water System

Eastsound Water Users Association is closely monitoring the developments of the spread of COVID-19.    The CDC and Washington Department of Health has issued statements that the COVID 19 virus IS NOT TRANSMITTED through a disinfected water supply such...

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Record Low Water Use in 2019

In 2019 Eastsound Water served more connections with less water than ever before. There are 3 graphics in this post that demonstrate the Water System continued improvements is efficiently managing the community's water supply. The first graph show the continual...

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Upcoming General Manager Retirement

FROM PAUL KAMIN - I was hired as the Eastsound Water General Manager in 2005. I am planning on retiring from Eastsound Water at the end of 2020 and moving to the East Coast. A search process has begun to identify the Association’s next General Manager. Ideally the...

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Membership Fee Increase Coming Soon.

The cost of purchasing service from Eastsound Water is going up on January 1st. The rate change applies to the initial cost of membership or the upgrade of a membership.  Since 2016 the cost of new service has been $12,700 for a single family home.  A year ago at...

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2019 Board Election Results

Eastsound Water Board election results are in.  The first question is "did we meet the election quorum?".  The answer is YES (just barely).  Eastsound Water has 1073 memberships, with each membership having one vote.  A quorum is 10% of eligible votes or 108 votes. ...

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Potential Water Operator Training Class

During Oct of 2019 Eastsound Water staff taught a 20 hour course for prospective water system operators.   The course attracted 13 students from a wide age range.   Meeting Tuesday and Thursday evenings class focused on details of how water systems...

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2019 Base Rate Appeal Process Update

In response to members' feedback, on July 1st Eastsound Water announced an "Base Rate Appeal Process".  In 2019 Eastsound Water adopted a new rate structure the linked members' base rate portion of their service fees to their 2018 water use. The process was...

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