Kirkland council member Penny Sweet will serve as vice chair for the Cascade Water Alliance board for 2018, through 2019.
Bellevue council member John Stokes was elected to serve as board chair and Redmond council president Angela Birney will serve as secretary treasurer.
Other members of the board include Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, Sammamish Plateau Water president Lloyd Warren, Skyway Water and Sewer District president Jon Ault and Tukwila Mayor Allan Eckberg.
Cascade is a municipal corporation that provides water to Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Tukwila, Sammamish Plateau Water and the Skyway Water and Sewer District. Cascade serves more than 350,000 residents and 20,000 businesses.
“Cascade is committed to ensuring safe, clean, reliable water supply to the people and businesses in our members’ service areas in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner,” Stokes said in a release.
Currently, Cascade gets its water from Seattle and it also owns and operates Lake Tapps reservoir in west Pierce County for eventual municipal water supply.
“Cascade is proud to work collaboratively with other water providers in the region to use every drop of water prior to developing new sources,” Stokes added. “Lake Tapps reservoir remains a resource for the future, an insurance policy for the region.”
Cascade is active in its service area, helping engage and educate the public around the importance of maintaining a clean, reliable water supply. This includes Cascade’s booth and chalkboard wall, entitled “We Need Water because…” at community events throughout the area.
According to the release, at these events, people will have the opportunity to engage with staff regarding how best to use water wisely at home, at work and in their yards. Cascade also presents the Cascade Gardener program, offering about 30 special classes showing residents how to have lovely gardens and landscaping while using less water. These classes are offered from February through April and are free but interested parties are asked to register at www.cascadewater.org. Students at all levels throughout the region learn conservation and the importance of water in their classrooms using a special curriculum provided by Cascade.
For more information about Cascade visit www.cascadewater.org.