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