Hunters Water District (HWD) System Receivership Community Meeting

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

Notice is hereby given that Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) for Stevens County, Washington, acting as the Superior Court Ordered General Receiver for the HWD System, will hold a special meeting at the Columbia School District 206 Facility (Hunters School) located at 4961 B Hunters Shop Road, Hunters, WA 99137 at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.


The purpose of the special meeting is to discuss the HWD System and the Superior Court Ordered Receivership with the public, and to receive input from the Hunters Community. 


This is an open public meeting, and the public is strongly encouraged to attend. For more information about the meeting or meeting location accessibility, please call the Stevens County Commissioners’ Office (509)684-3751.


Jonnie R. Brown, Stevens County Clerk of the Board

 

The following, posted on Stevens County website, provides some background on the receivership:

 

HUNTERS WATER DISTRICT (HWD)/ SYSTEM RECEIVERSHIP

 

On March 6, 2024, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) filed a Petition for Appointment of Receiver for Hunters Water District. Under RCW 43.70.195(1), “[i]f there is no other person willing and able to be named as receiver, the court shall appoint the county in which the water system is located as receiver.” 

 

The Stevens County Superior Court for the State of Washington signed an Agreed Order, hyperlinked below, Appointing Stevens County as the General Receiver for the Hunters Water System (public water system) in Case Number 24-2-00085-33 on March 11, 2024, as authorized by RCW 43.70.195. This Order grants Stevens County custody and control of all of the personal and real property owned by Hunters Water District (HWD)/ System along with full authority to act in the best interests of the customers of the water system. If you would like more information about the receivership process for public water systems, we encourage you to review DOH’s website titled “Receivership FAQ” hyperlinked below.

 

As General Receiver for the HWD/ System, Stevens County is working to compile operational information and working to find long-term solutions for the water system. Stevens County is also in the process of developing response protocols for technical concerns and customer water issues. 

 

Stevens County, as receiver, shall hold regular meetings on behalf of the district to conduct business. These meetings will be held weekly, in conjunction with the regular business of the Stevens County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), with agenda topics and meeting details listed on the weekly BOCC tentative agenda found here:  BOCC Minutes & Agendas