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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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2019 Annual Meeting Scheduled for Oct 29th

The Eastsound Water Board of Directors has scheduled the 2019 Annual Meeting for Tuesday evening Oct 29th at the Eastsound Fire Hall.   At this year's annual meeting 3 Board seats will be open.   The seats held by Joe Cohen, Clyde Duke, and Steve Miller are open for...

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2019 Water Use Update

2019 Water Demand is down 2.7% compared to 2018.   This is comparing Jan 1 through the end of July 2018 to the same period in 2019.  This is in keeping with a decade long trend of Eastsound Water efficiently serving a growing membership without taxing our water...

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Water System Operator Job Training Course

Eastsound Water and the San Juan Economic Development Council are offering an introductory course for persons interested in learning about a career as a Certified Water System Operator. The course will be taught by Eastsound Water on Orcas Island. Topics to be covered...

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2019 Base Rate Appeal Opportunity

In response to members’ requests, Eastsound Water has developed a 2019 Base Rate Appeal Process. The 2019 rate structure specifies that members’ base rates are calculated at $14 per 1,000 gallons applied to their 2018 water use. (Example: If an account averaged 10,000...

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2019 Rate Forum

The Eastsound Water Board is hosting a membership forum on Monday, March 25 at 5 p.m. in the Eastsound Fire Hall. The meeting is to allow members to provide feedback to the Board regarding the 2019 rate structure. While the rate structure is the primary focus,...

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