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What is Vista Vu Water Users Association?
We are a non-profit corporation
established in 1979 and registered with the Secretary of State for the
State of Washington to manage the irrigation and domestic water systems
for Vista Vue, a 163-acre subdivision in unincorporated Okanogan County.
Our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws define our purpose and govern how we
A Brief History
The organization was formed on 06/21/79. There were 5 original members and one associate
member. During the Association's first year the Board developed Bylaws
and Articles of Incorporation. On February 20, 1980 the Association's
Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of Washington and
the Association was registered as a non-profit organization. On March
22, 1984 the Association received a federal tax ID number.
Financing our Operations
Members of the Association
are billed monthly for irrigation water at the rate of $220 per acre per year
whether they use it or not. Domestic water users are currently charged a $50.00
per month base rate that covers the first 5,000 gallons consumed. A tiered rate
system kicks in for consumption above 5,000 gals per month. A Debt Retirement Assessment currently set at $20 per month per built lot, and $15 per month per vacant lot, became effective January 2013 as a condition for restructuring our Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan.
Governing our Association
The Association is
managed by a five-member Board of Trustees that meets on a frequent
basis to review operations, discuss financial matters and plan for the
future. The Board is elected by members of the Association to serve
three-year terms. Membership on the Board is open to all Association
members. Members of the Association are required to monitor the river
pumps and the main pump station during the irrigation season. Each
member pledges to serve a week at a time on a rotating basis throughout
the irrigation season. Board members are exempt from this duty.