2023 Water and Sewer Budget Approved by District Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FY 2023 Water and Sewer Budget Approved by District Commissioners   During a regularly scheduled meeting on 12/8/2022, the Birch Bay Water & Sewer Commissioners voted to approve the proposed fiscal year 2023 budget:   Operations & Maintenance            $4,633,190 Capital Improvement Projects        $2,878,550 Debt Service                                 $   597,438 Total budget                                 …

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…

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…

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Staffing Changes prepare the District for the Future The District is experiencing a period of transition with a number of staffing changes. “The District’s most important asset is its employees. They focus daily on providing services in an efficient manner,” says Dan Eisses, General Manager. Last year, we saw two retirements. We celebrated…