Penn Cove water district requests expansion, hearing set for July 7

Island County commissioners will review an expansion to Penn Cove Water & Sewer District to ensure it complies with state Department of Health requirements. A public hearing is set for 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 7, in the Board of Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.  The district went through a self-certification process during a 2005 Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan to expand retail service boundaries. However, a recent change in municipal water law now requires the district to have the county review the boundary change, and it must go before the board of commissioners for approval. The intention of the law is to ensure consistency with the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The expansion recognizes systems within the district’s service area which they won’t be serving directly but can serve if need arises, according to David Wechner, Island County planning director.


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