Archive | December 2012

Cascade Membership Changes

November 30, 2012

Covington Water District recently completed a strategic supply plan to determine the adequacy of its water supply from in-district groundwater wells and the Tacoma-led partnership of water supply behind the Howard Hansen Dam. The results were a surprising, but reassuring, confirmation that the two existing sources of water will meet its customers’ water demands for a minimum of 65 to 80 years. Given the cost to maintain options for additional water that it will not use for decades to come, the District

Cascade, Lake Tapps Community Council Announce 2012/13 Lake Levels

September 25, 2012

Contact: Elaine Kraft, Intergovernmental and Communications Director 425.283.0364 ekraft@cascadewater.org cascadewater.org September 25, 2012 – In 2009, the Lake Tapps Community Council and Cascade Water Alliance established long term agreements ensuring consistent, seasonal lake levels every year. The following is the annual 2012/13 winter and spring lake level announcement from Cascade and the Lake Tapps Community Council: This fall, in accordance with the Lake Tapps agreements, Cascade will begin to drop lake levels on Nov. 1. This fall and winter, unlike previous years, Cascade will maintain

Visit Cascade Water Alliance at Salmon Days for Free Conservation Items and Information

September 14, 2012

Contact Paula Anderson 425.453.0930 panderson@cascadewater.org Issaquah WA (Sept, 13, 2012) – Cascade Water Alliance is partnering with the City of Issaquah to bring the Conservation Road Show booth to Salmon Days on Oct. 6 and 7. Cascade brings the booth to different community events, festivals and farmers’ markets throughout the year to promote conservation and offer free water conservation-related items and information to the community. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about water conservation.  The public is welcome to stop by the

Congressman Adam Smith and Corps working with Cascade on Repairs

September 11, 2012

Congressman Adam Smith visited the White River fish passage in August along with members of the Army Corps of Engineers and Cascade staff to inspect the facilities.  Cascade is working with the Corps and Washington’s federal delegation to secure funding to make critical repairs to the 100 year-old facility. The White River is a spawning, rearing and migration area for three species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (spring and fall Chinook salmon, steelhead trout and bull trout) as well

Cascade Becomes State

September 11, 2012

In July Cascade Water Alliance became the first municipal corporation formed in Washington State under the joint municipal utilities services authority act (JMUSA) of 2011.  Others are likely to follow as JMUSA provides greater efficiencies to municipalities and special districts as they are allowed to combine to provide essential public services.  Lead attorney in the effort to enact JMUSA Hugh Spitzer, Foster Pepper LLC, presented an overview of the process and benefits of the legislation to members of the Association of Washington

A Regional Approach Produces Efficiencies, Competitive Edge

September 11, 2012

Message from the Chair John Marchione, Mayor, City of Redmond I’m pleased to announce that Cascade has progressed from its original status as a watershed management partnership, to a municipal corporation. This important step provides Cascade with flexibility to address future challenges as we continue to strive to provide water resources to the region for the future. The change in status was made possible through the recently adopted joint municipal utilities services authority act (JMUSA) that allows more efficient use of public dollars when

For Free Conservation Items Visit Cascade Water Alliance at Tukwila Community Heritage and Cultural Celebration

September 06, 2012

Contact Paula Anderson 425.453.0930 panderson@cascadewater.org Tukwila WA, Sept, 6, 2012 – Cascade Water Alliance is partnering with the City of Tukwila to bring the Conservation Road Show booth to the Tukwila Community Heritage and Cultural Celebration on Sept. 22. Cascade brings the booth to different community events, festivals and farmers’ markets throughout the year to promote conservation and offer free water conservation-related items and information to the community. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about water conservation.  The public is welcome to

Visit Cascade Water Alliance at Sammamish Days and Sustainable Sammamish for Free Conservation Items

August 14, 2012

Contact Paula Anderson 425.453.0930 panderson@cascadewater.org Visit Cascade Water Alliance at Sammamish Days and Sustainable Sammamish for Free Conservation Items Sammamish WA – Cascade Water Alliance is partnering with member utility Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District to bring the Conservation Road Show booth to Sammamish Days on Aug. 18 and the Sustainable Sammamish event on Aug. 29. Cascade brings the booth to different community events, festivals and farmers’ markets throughout the year to promote conservation and offer free water conservation-related items and information