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About Us

The mission of the Camano Water Association is to provide members with ample, good quality, domestic water at a reasonable cost.

The Camano Water Association (CWA) is established to provide domestic water for properties within the geographic area (Camano Country Club) served by Camano Water Association.

Job Posting: Water System Technician/Operator

Camano Water Association is seeking to hire a Water System Technician/Operator. Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, this individual’s duties include routine operations, systems operations, equipment maintenance, water sampling, customer service, and regulatory compliance. This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. Experience and certifications in the water field are preferable but not required and training will be provided. Salary is based upon experience.

For details, read the Water Technician/Operator job description (pdf). To apply, complete the Application for Employment (pdf) and mail to Camano Water Association, 82 W Monticello Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282.

Board of Trustees guiding principles

  1. Our company treats all membership holders fairly, equally, and consistently.
  2. All membership holders own the system equally (per share).
  3. All membership holders pay for capital maintenance and replacement.
  4. All developers pay for all system extension costs and transfer all improvements to CWA at CWA Standards. CWA sells the memberships at the existing share price.
  5. CWA complies with all standards at the state and national levels.
  6. All membership holders who have water meters pay for all the costs of its production.
  7. CWA produces quality drinking water 100 percent of the time. If not we provide answers.

History

In July 1952, five persons created a nonprofit corporation: Camano Water Association, CWA, to exist in perpetuity to serve an area of about 1.7 square miles, 1,075 acres, on Camano Island known as the Country Club. The Garrison and Hartman families owned this land, and five of their members became the first Trustees of CWA. Read more history.

Driving directions

  1. From the Seattle area, take I-5 N.
  2. Take EXIT 212 for WA-532 W/Stanwood toward Camano Island.
  3. Turn LEFT onto WA-532 W/Stanwood Bryant Road.
  4. Continue onto E Camano Drive.
  5. Take a slight left to stay on E Camano Drive.
  6. Turn RIGHT at E Monticello Drive.
  7. Destination is 82 W Monticello Drive on the RIGHT.

2019 Board of Trustees

Dave Weir, President
Gael Fisk, Vice President
Richard Pelland, Treasurer
Ron Cooper, Secretary
John Hale, Trustee

Staff

Lenore Heffernan, Business Manager
Dan Peterson, Operations Manager
Peter Turner, IT Analyst
Andrew Turner, IT Data Analyst

Contact us

Camano Water Association
82 W Monticello
Camano Island, WA  98282

(360) 387-9136 office
(360) 387-3318 fax

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am-3 pm; closed on observed holidays

NOTE: Since March 24, 2020, the office has been closed to the public as part of CWA’s COVID-19 safety response. However, CWA is still processing payments, and at least one staff member is in the office Monday to Friday 8 am to 3 pm to answer phones.

Updated 10/26/2020