Water Manager Contract
Posted on Dec 10th, 2022
On 12/10/21, the current Water Manager’s contract expired. Simultaneously, Big Bend entered a new contract for water system supervision and maintenance. The new contract is a mutual aid agreement with the City of Gold Bar, that will contract their Public Works Manager, Rich Norris, as our Water System Operator. Mr. Norris is a Level II Operator, and has many years of experience working with water systems like Big Bend’s. This new contract will allow Big Bend to benefit from the equipment and resources available to the City of Gold Bar, as well as other entities with which they have a mutual aid agreement. It will not in any way put the Big Bend Water System under the control of the City of Gold Bar. It simply allows Big Bend on-call access to their multiple personnel and repair equipment fleet on an as-needed basis, at rates far below those charged by private contractors in the Valley. It also fulfills WA State’s regulatory requirement that every water system have oversight by a licensed water operator professional. The Board is very glad to have been able to obtain this contract from the City of Gold Bar, and believes it will be a great benefit to Big Bend. If you have any questions, please call the Big Bend Messaging Line, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Consumer Confidence Report
Posted on Jun 27th, 2022
Well #1 & #2 Test Results
Posted on Mar 30th, 2022
After completion of the flushing of Well 1, testing was done for hardness. The hardness level was reduced from a high in April 2021 of over 700 to just 47. This is the low end of soft water and Well 1 was placed back online on 3/21.
We were contacted on 3/23 with concerns about the taste from Well 1 . We switched back to well 2 on 3/24. Both well 1 and 2 had samples pulled on 3/25 for coliform and hardness testing.
The satisfactory coliform sample results are attached. The water is safe. We are still awaiting the hardness test results so that we can compare the hardness level between the two wells to gain some insight into whether hardness is playing a role in the taste.
Public Works Director, WDM Il, CCCS City of Gold Bar
Well #1 Update
Posted on Mar 26th, 2022
Hi Big Benders, Regarding water issues, we have switched back to well #2.
72-hr Flush Well #1
Posted on Mar 21st, 2022
Good news on our well water! A year ago we had to shut off well #1 due to a sudden large increase in hardness, which also caused a foul taste. Multiple experts recommended we flush the water from the well onto the ground for 72 hours continuously.
Water Manager Contract
Posted on Dec 10th, 2021
On 12/10/21, the current Water Manager’s contract expired. Simultaneously, Big Bend entered a new contract for water system supervision and maintenance.