City of Shoreline finalizes plan to assume Ronald Wastewater

Monday, September 9, 2019

Ronald Wastewater District headquarters
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
The City of Shoreline sent a formal letter to the commissioners of Ronald Wastewater District, letting them know that the city plans to fully assume the District at 12:01am local time on March 1, 2020.

The City and Ronald have been working collaboratively toward this goal since the first phase of assumption was completed in October 2017.

According to City Manager Debbie Tarry, "The City has greatly appreciated the partnership and collaboration between our two agencies ... (and) anticipate that as we move forward with the assumption process, that this collaboration will continue to serve our agencies and, most importantly, the utility customers well."

The City anticipates filing a Joint Petition to Superior Court for dissolution of the District in October of this year.

At this time, the Ronald Board and District Administrator are managing the operations of the District and the City has taken over billing.

City staff anticipate working closely with the General Manager and Engineer to coordinate the transfer of applicable contracts, understand the status of various projects, and plan for transition to the City.


Randal September 9, 2019 at 10:54 AM  

Does this pave the way for the City's acquisition of North City Water District?

Anonymous,  September 9, 2019 at 1:42 PM  

Does this have an impact on Ronald pursuing its dispute with Olympic View related to Point Wells to the State Supreme Court? If Ronald loses Point Wells as a service area, and its property located in Snohomish County, this could be very costly to Ronald (and Shoreline rate payers).

Anonymous,  September 10, 2019 at 5:20 AM  

Ronald Wastewater spent millions of ratepayers money on legal disputes starting in 2013 and the spigot is still open since Ronald filed an appeal on the case they lost in the Court of Appeals.

Furthermore, the City of Shoreline has not just been involved in bill payment, they run Ronald: The former Ronald employees are now with the City of Shoreline, even the former Ronald equipment is operated by the City of Shoreline.

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