As part of the town’s 2018 budget, the Twisp Town Council has approved an increase in water and sewer rates for town residents. Water rates will increase by $1.20 per month or 2.5 percent. Sewer rates will increase by $3.14 per month or 6 percent. That means the monthly water and sewer bills will increase […]
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Big slate of public works projects in Twisp this year
Twisp residents can expect to see lots of construction in town in 2017, including street and sidewalk improvement work and water line replacement projects.
Among the work expected next year is a street and sidewalk improvement project that will include …
Twisp signs contract to finance water purchase
Moving another step closer to resolving its longstanding water shortage problem, the town of Twisp has signed a contract with the state Department of Ecology to finance the purchase of water from the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID).
Twisp Council members have approved a contract that provides $276,000 from Ecology’s Office of…
Twisp council tweaks excessive water loss ordinance
A revised Twisp town ordinance means that property owners who permit excessive water loss due to leaky faucets, toilets or other plumbing fixtures will only be eligible for a reduction in their billing if the malfunction happens during winter, when water meters are not regularly read. Town water customers are required to repair problems in …
Twisp finally getting a new water permit from state
The Town of Twisp is on the verge of resolving its longstanding water shortage, and town officials anticipate receiving a new water right permit from the state that will more than double the town’s available water. “We are thrilled. This is a huge accomplishment,” said Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody, who has made securing additional municipal water her priority as mayor.
‘Cross-connection’ program will keep Twisp’s drinking water safe
By Ann McCreary Twisp residents are confident that when they turn on a faucet, they’ll get clean, safe drinking water. A new program instituted by the town aims to keep it that way. Under certain situations, unintentional changes in water pressure can cause liquids to flow from homes or businesses back into the municipal water […]
Twisp monitoring its water supply to keep up with development
By Ann McCreary
Twisp officials are keeping a tally of the amount of water available to serve new residential and commercial development, particularly in light of an increase over the past year in proposals to subdivide property for new home lots.
Twisp will amend well-drilling ban to help irrigation district
By Ann McCreary
Twisp’s law prohibiting new wells in town will be amended to allow Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) to drill four …
Twisp gets grant to update water system
The Town of Twisp has received a $24,000 Community Development Block Grant for a water system plan update. Twisp is one of 17 rural towns and counties in Washington to receive a grant to fund planning and feasibility studies for new or improved water and wastewater systems, community centers, food banks, and fire safety facilities […]
Faulty valve causes massive water leak
By Ann McCreary
A faulty valve on a Twisp water storage tank resulted in a large volume of municipal water lost last month.