2023 Budget Proposal

The 2023 proposed budget is now available to review. With continuing inflation all expense categories were carefully reviewed for adjustments. The District rate of growth continues to be slower than forecasted, at under 1% in recent years so we have assumed the same for 2023. A new Utility Operator Laborer position has been added we…

Water Meter Upgrade Project

In 2018, Birch Bay Water & Sewer District (BBWSD) was approved by the Washington State Public Works Board for financing of a $2M capital project to replace water meters with Automated Meter Read (AMR) units. BBWSD customers benefit from attractive Public Works Board financing terms of 1.5% Annual Percentage Rate for 20 years, which controls…

Whatcom Water Week

Whatcom Water Week is an annual celebration of water resources in Whatcom County. The weeklong event features a series of free events including a fun run, work parties, educational opportunities for families, self-guided walks, and a photo contest. Whatcom Watersheds Information Network (WWIN) organizes Whatcom Water Week. One of WWIN’s main goals is to serve…

Public Hearing Thursday September 9 at 4pm

During the regularly scheduled Board meeting, the Commissioners will review the proposed General Facility Charge Rates in connection with the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan.  The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom in meeting id #858 050 165 04, phone access in zoom on 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-9128.   If you have questions please call 360-371-7100. BBWSD…

2020 Drinking Water Quality Report

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) is pleased to provide our customers with its annual “Consumer Confidence Report” for the calendar year 2020. This report explains the quality of drinking water provided by BBWSD.  The report includes results from required water quality tests, as well as an explanation of where our water comes…

Customer Support Plan Information

Governor Inslee has issued Proclamation 20-23, pertaining to Utility Ratepayer Assistance and Preservation of Essential Services. Birch Bay Water and Sewer District is committed to keeping our customers connected to essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. If you are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for support,…

Special Purpose Water And Sewer Operations During COVID-19

(Seattle, Washington, March 23, 2020) – Water and sewer districts throughout the state are taking all steps necessary to continue providing safe and reliable water and sewer services for the duration of this emergency. In recognition of the pandemic’s economic impact, special purpose water and sewer districts are also considering and implementing financial relief for…

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Conservation efforts Water Wisely The District’s historical water use more than doubles in the summer, especially on the hot days from June through August.  This place extra stress on our water supplies and delivery systems. Here are some tips to reduce your use: Lawns ordinarily only need about 1” of rain (including rain) per week. …