Northwest NEWS

August 28, 2000


Candidates sought for Water System Committee

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is currently seeking applicants for appointment to the Water System Advisory Committee which provides an important voice regarding drinking water quality and supply issues in Seattle and King County.
   Seven positions on the twelve-member committee are open. Applications will be accepted until close of business on Sept. 15, 2000.
   Committee members can expect to spend five to ten hours each month attending meetings and advising the SPU director.
   Members serve for one to two years, with the opportunity to renew.
   Issues facing the committee in 2001 may involve regional water quality and supply, water reclamation and reuse, resource conservation, salmon recovery, customer service and water rates.
   The committee meets in downtown Seattle on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Members receive passes for free parking during the once- monthly meeting. These are unpaid positions.
   SPU seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds and various sectors of the residential and business communities who are committed to staying involved in a variety of water issues and who have skills that will enhance the Water System Advisory Committee. Prior experience with or knowledge of water issues is not required.
   Applicants must live within the City of Seattle or Seattle's water service area. The service area includes the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Duvall, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond and Tukwila, water and sewer districts of Bryn-Mawr/Lakeridge/Skyway, Cedar River, Highline, Lake Forest Park, OlympicView, Shoreline, Soos Creek and Woodinville, utility districts of Coal Creek and Northshore and King County Water Districts 20, 45, 49, 85, 90, 119 and 125.
   Interested individuals should send a letter of interest with a completed application to: Liz Fikejs, Seattle Public Utilities, Dexter Horton Building, 710 Second Ave., Suite 505, Seattle, WA 981094. Fax: 206-684-8529,
   Applications are availalbe via the committee website at or by calling Liz Fikejs at 206-615-0516.