Bonney Lake Water System Open House
Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. – Noon
Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd
Bonney Lake’s water system is a complex network of pipes that delivered more than 1.3 billion gallons of water last year to a population of over 37,000. Join us at an open house to hear a presentation on what goes into providing safe, clean water to the community, including:
- Overview of water system
- Regulatory requirements
- Water utility rates explained
The open house is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd.
If you aren’t able to join us for our open house, materials will be posted the following week on the City’s website at www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/utilities. If you have questions about the open house, contact Leslie Harris at email@example.com or 253-447-3280.
Flags at Bonney Lake city buildings have been lowered to half-mast in honor of the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Please join us in this recognition.
All City of Bonney Lake offices, including the Municipal Court, will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 for the President’s Day Holiday.
The 2018 Citizen Academy is beginning soon. All applications must be submitted by February 16,2018. You can pick up an application at the Bonney Lake Police Department, 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E or apply online on the Bonney Lake city website. If you work or live in the City of Bonney Lake, you are invited to apply for the Bonney Lake Police Department Citizen’s Academy!
The classes will begin on February 28, 2018. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 6pm-8:30pm for 7 weeks. There will also be one Saturday class. Class will be held at the Bonney Lake Public Safety Building, 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E.
Apply today and get a better understanding of the criminal justice system and local police services through education.
A pair of river otters were spotted taking a swim in a storm pond near the Willowbrook neighborhood in Bonney Lake. As a precaution, we reached out to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for guidance. We found out that although seldom seen, river otters are relatively common throughout Washington in ponds, lakes, rivers, sloughs, estuaries, bays, and in open waters along the coast.
The Department of Fish & Wildlife has a web page dedicated to living with wildlife, including river otters, at http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/river_otters.html.
Bonney Lake Police Department
TRAFFIC EMPHASIS OF THE MONTH
During the month of February 2018, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for vehicles exceeding the local speed limits. It is our goal to improve traffic safety by reminding motorists to slow down to the posted speed limits.
- Speed Kills — Driving faster than the speed limit — or too fast for conditions — accounts for more than a third of all deadly crashes in Washington (Washington Traffic Safety Commission).
- Speeding Facts—(NHTSA)
- 13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding
- Crashes where speed is an issue cost society more than $40 billion annually
- Think it pays to speed? In the U.S.A. it costs society more than $76,000 for every minute you gain by speeding
JOIN TEAM BONNEY LAKE! The City is currently accepting applications for multiple openings, including:
Visit http://www.citybonneylake.org/employment for more information about working at the City of Bonney Lake.
In response to certain citizen concerns regarding water meter accuracy, the City of Bonney Lake Water Utility sent 43 water meters for many of the customers that had submitted complaints to an independent testing lab in Everett. These included radio-read, wand, and manual meters. The results of testing were mailed to the individual customers involved last week.
The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-290-496, establishes the acceptable water meter accuracy range as +/- 1.50%. Essentially, a meter within the range of 98.5% to 101.5% is legally deemed accurate for billing purposes.
The results of the independent testing were as follows:
- 3 meters out of the 43 meters tested failed to comply with the accuracy standards. All of these meters failed the test by under registering the flow of water. One was a Precision manual read meter with an overall accuracy was 92.46%, and two were Neptune touch read meters that registered 80.42% and 91.71% overall.
- Of the 43 meters tested, 1 tested at 100% overall accuracy, 19 tested between 100-101.25% overall accuracy, and 23 tested between 80.42-100% overall accuracy. The Neptune radio read meters tested between 98.51% and 100.76% overall accuracy. The most accurate meters, as a group, were the Neptune radio read meters.
- No meter proved to register more water (within the 98.5-101.5% accuracy tolerance range) than was actually put through it, which indicates that customers did in fact use the amount of water for which they were billed.
Visit the Utilities web page for this and other utility consumer resources: www.citybonneylake.org/utilities
Utility customers may call 253-447-4317 with questions.
New signal control cabinets will be installed at six existing intersections (192nd, 195th, 198th, 208th, 211th and 214th) to provide better signal communication and traffic flow along SR410 and the respective intersections. The contractor is coordinating with WSDOT and Transportation Systems to change out the Signals starting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
January 16th (please note the original project dates have been delayed by 1 week). Message boards have been placed on SR410.
The signal change outs will be as follows from 9:00AM – 2:00PM:
Tuesday, January 23: 192nd Ave E
Wednesday, January 24: 195th Ave E
Thursday, January 25: 198th Ave E
Tuesday, January 30: 214TH Ave E
Wednesday, January 31: 211th Ave E
Thursday, February 1: 208th Ave E
For more information please view the related Project Listing: http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/googlemaps/project_details.php?Project_ID=242
All City Offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday.