Chapter 54.16 RCW

POWERS

Sections
Definitions.
Surveys, plans, investigations, or studies.
Acquisition of property and rightsEminent domain.
Water and irrigation works.
Authority to assist customers in the acquisition of water conservation equipmentLimitations.
Provision of water service beyond district subject to review by boundary review board.
Electric energy.
Water rights.
Intertie lines.
District may borrow money, contract indebtedness, issue bonds or obligationsGuaranty fund.
Levy and collection of taxesTax anticipation warrants.
Community revitalization financingPublic improvements.
Interfund loans.
Contracts with other agencies or utilitiesGifts, etc.Employees and expertsAdvancements.
Employment interview expenses.
Liability insurance for officials and employees.
Actions against officer, employee, or agentDefense and costs provided by public utility districtException.
ManagerAppointmentCompensationDuties.
May sue and be suedClaims.
Local utility districts authorized.
Local districtsProcedureFinancing.
Petition or resolution for local districtHearingNotice.
Local utility districtsNotice must contain statement that assessments may vary from estimates.
Local utility districtsSanitary sewer or potable water facilitiesNotice to certain property owners.
Procedure when petition is signed by majority of landowners.
Assessment rollHearingAppellate reviewExpenses.
Segregation of assessments.
Apportionment of cost of improvement.
Sale, lease, disposition of properties, equipment, and materialsProcedureAcquisition, operation of sewage system by districts in certain counties.
General resolutions.
Joint exercise of powers and joint acquisition of properties.
Columbia river hydroelectric projectsGrant back of easements to former owners.
Sewage system worksAcquire, construct, operate, etc.Authorizing electionProcedure.
Sewage system worksResolution or petitionVoter approval or rejection.
Sewage system worksBallot propositionCanvass.
Sewage system worksAccounts and funding.
Sewage system worksExisting authority not affected.
Energy conservation planFinancing authorized for energy conservation projects in structures or equipmentLimitations.
Limitations on termination of utility service for residential heating.
Combined utility functions.
Operation, maintenance, and inspection of sewage disposal facilities, septic tanks, and wastewater disposal facilities and systemsMaintenance costs.
Assumption of substandard water systemLimited immunity from liability.
Telecommunications facilitiesPurposesLimitationsProvision of wholesale telecommunications servicesEminent domain.
Wholesale telecommunications servicesPetition for review of rates, terms, conditions.
Tariff for irrigation pumping serviceAuthority to buy back electricity.
Cooperative watershed management.
Purchase of electric power and energy from joint operating agency.
Appliance repair serviceOperation by district.
Appliance repair serviceRequirements.
Environmental mitigation activities.
Voluntary donations for purposes of urban forestry.
Voluntary donations for purpose of supporting hunger programs.
Supply of water to be used in pumped storage generating facilitiesRequirementsContract, resolution.
NOTES:
Deferral of special assessments: Chapter 84.38 RCW.
Special benefit assessmentsProperty taxesExemptions: RCW 84.34.300 through 84.34.380.
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