GSPOA Owner Information on Washington Department of Ecology Adjudication – Whatcom County Superior Court

By now, most Glacier Springs property owners likely have received a notice in the mail from the Washington Department of Ecology regarding an adjudication filed in Whatcom County Superior Court. The process will inventory all legal water rights and usage in Nooksack River system, which includes Glacier Springs. Please note that individual property owners in Glacier Springs do not need to take any action or respond to a summons, instructions or claim forms in this case.
Our community’s water rights belong to the Glacier Springs Property Owners Association – not to individual property owners – and as administrators, the board will manage the summons and claims form response. According to the Department of Ecology, the adjudication does not involve claims for damages and is the foundation for resolving conflicts and competition over water resources by establishing who has the right to use water, in what quantity, and in what order of seniority.
In addition, this adjudication is not at all related to our current boil water advisory and water system.
For more information about this case, please refer to the Department of Ecology.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
GSPOA Board or Directors

Association Update for January 9, 2024

Hello, GSPOA owners,

It has been a while since our last update, so we wanted to provide one. Since our Annual General Meeting and update on October 18, we have not had any E.coli hits and continue to get satisfactory coliform results. We are still under a Department of Health boil advisory. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute and let cool before using.

Thank you to those who have volunteered to serve on a committee! It’s the first time in GSPOA history that we’ve had such great participation.

  • The Water Committee has met and is currently soliciting quotes from contractors for the spring box repair (known as “Phase 1”) and for engineering quotes on possible treatment options (known as “Phase 2”). The committee will make recommendations to the board and once those are approved, the board will send out a special meeting notice to discuss and vote on possible expenses and work. Anything over $10,000 needs to be approved by members.
  • In the coming months, the committee is identifying and fixing leaks around the water system. We are also in the process of getting bids for hazard tree removal around the tanks and spring box area. We hope to start that work in late January.
  • The Finance Committee will be meeting in a few weeks. The Finance and Water Committees will be working closely together on all project budgets/cash forecasting.
  • By-Laws and Covenants Committee is being scheduled.
  • Zoning Committee will be scheduled soon as well.