The Dept. of Ecology does not plan to change fees, in-stream flow levels or require metering for new well owners in Whatcom County.
The saga continues as Whatcom County seeks a conclusion that best supports the rural property owners to have affordable access to water.
Dave Onkels, lead negotiator for the Land Use Caucus has submitted a letter to the Department of Ecology emphasizing their intentions to enforce this law.
If you were unable to attend the dozens of obscure public (and not-so-public) local water-policy meetings that have taken place over the past year, you are sure to find Mr. Eskridge’s commentary highly informative.
When is a fix not a fix? When the process to come to a consensus has been set up for failure because everyone was not at the same table ‘and’ that appears to have been the plan all along.
Hopes for local representation on watershed planning in Whatcom County appear to be fading as even a stripped-down version of an update to the Watershed Management Plan failed to pass with just days to go before the deadline.