Our Water Rights
Our Domestic Water System
Our Irrigation System
Finances and Budget
News and Bulletins
Welcome to Vista Vu Water Users Association's newsletter. Our purpose is to keep you informed about important activities and projects that your Board of Trustees is undertaking on your behalf.
2014 Fees and Assessments
At its November 24th 2014 meeting your Board of Trustees adopted Domestic and Irrigation budgets for 2015. While many of our costs have increased over 2014, we've been able to hold the line on any increase for Domestic water. In large part this is due to an increase in the life of the arsenic media achieved through chlorination and blending raw well water with treated water discussed below..
The Debt Retirement Assessment will be unchanged at $20 per built lot and $15 per vacant lot. The Domestic Base Rate will remain at $50 per month for the first 5,000 gallons used.
The PUD rate increases adopted in 2013 went into effect at the start of the 2014 irrigation season, resulting in a 23% increase in unit power costs. The PUD hasn't adopted a 2015 budget but their staff recommended we assume a 3% internal increase, plus whatever BPA passes through to the PUD for wholesale electricity. We have assumed a total increase of 5% for budgeting purposes. Other cost increases include contracted bookkeeping formerly done by our Treasurer, and payments into a reserve fund to cover a major pump overhaul.
After two years chlorinating incoming water we have seen no end to the rejuvenation of the arsenic removal media. We are maintaining safe arsenic levels - below 10 parts per billion - in your drinking water while blending treated and raw well water on an approximately 50/50 basis. This strategy is further extending the life of the arsenic removal media and has resulted in considerable savings to our Domestic budget.
Annual Membership Meeting
Date: Tuesday March 3rd.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. This is your opportunity to become better informed about how your Association is run and to voice any concerns you may have.
For further information contact: Stu
Skidmore, President; Doug Marsh, Vice President;