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WHATCOM COUNTY WATER DISTRICT #13

A Special Purpose Water and Sewer District
Serving the homes and businesses of
Peaceful Valley / Maple Falls, Washington since 1975

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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ABOUT WCWD #13

Originally established in 1975 to to serve the recreational development of Peaceful Valley, Washington, Whatcom County Water District #13 has since evolved to provide both water and sewer service to a full time residential community in and around Peaceful and Maple Falls, Washington.

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ATTEND OUR BOARD MEETINGS

Our Board of Commissioners hold a regularly scheduled public meeting at 6pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Our next meeting is scheduled for the following date:

REGULAR MEETING, September 26, 2023
SPECIAL MEETING, October 3, 2023
Starting at 6:00 pm
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Smart Summer Watering Tips to Save You Money and Conserve Water

  • Check the soil for moisture at the root level. If the soil at the root level is dry, it's time to water!

  • Make every drop count! Water early or late in the day to reduce evaporation.

  • Get water right to the roots. Use a watering wand for small areas and a drip or soaker hose placed under mulch for larger areas.

  • Water deeply and slowly to prevent surface runoff and allow time for the water to penetrate.

  • Lawns only need about an inch of water per week during the summer, including rain to stay green. Let the soil dry out in between waterings to prevent lawn disease and save water.

  • Letting your lawn go dormant in the summer is a great way to reduce your water bill. Water it once a month and it will green up again in the fall.

  • For more information and watering tips, check out this website:

  • Smart Watering Guide

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Whatcom Water Alliance Rebates & Water Conservation

Water conservation is about using water efficiently and not wastefully. Reducing your water use is inexpensive, quick, easy to accomplish, and benefits everyone. With greater and greater competing water uses, conservation just makes sense. Simple things you can do include:

  • adjusting sprinklers so that you water only where it is needed

  •  getting leaks fixed

  • installing low-flow faucet and shower heads 

Rebates for irrigation timers, efficient toilets, and washing machines can be found with many more water saving tips at www.whatcomwateralliance.org

When we use water more efficiently and work to avoid waste, we do our part to help ensure that we have adequate water today and into the future!

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'Tis the Season for Expensive Clogged Sewer Lines due to Fats, Oils, and Grease ("FOG")... and Flushable Wipes Too!

Roasted meat juice, salad dressing, butter or frying oil residue, leftover dips and more... these can cause expensive sewer line back-ups—both in your home and on the street.

 

ALWAYS pour excess Fats Oils and Grease ("FOG") into an empty soup can or paper cup, freeze until solid, and dispose in the garbage. Then wipe down dishes, post and pans with paper towels to remove the remaining FOG before washing.

 

Yes, dish soap emulsifies grease, but it does NOT break it down in your pipes, no matter how much hot water your run.

 

And the problem gets even worse if you flush disposable wipes down your toilet... compounded by freezing winter weather!

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We will soon be offering the option of receiving news by email. Our intent is to send a minimal number of messages per year, primarily for things like emergency alerts, impacts to service due to a construction project, or helpful tips like those shown above. If you choose to subscribe, we will only use your email address for the above-stated purposes, we will not share your email address with any other entities, and you will always have the option to unsubscribe at any time.

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