SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1019







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 6, 1991

  Yeas 96   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 17, 1991

  Yeas 32   Nays 15




President of the Senate












Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1019 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  




                            SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1019



                             AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Brough, Haugen, Mitchell and Ferguson).


Read first time February 18, 1991.  Allowing fees for efforts to prevent aquifer depletion.

     AN ACT Relating to aquifer protection areas; and amending RCW 36.36.010 and 36.36.040.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 36.36.010 and 1985 c 425 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

     The protection of subterranean water from pollution or degradation is of great concern.  The depletion of subterranean water is of great concern.  The purpose of this chapter is to allow the creation of aquifer protection areas to finance the protection, preservation, and rehabilitation of subterranean water, and to reduce special assessments imposed upon households to finance facilities for such purposes.  Pollution and degradation of subterranean drinking water supplies, and the depletion of subterranean drinking water supplies, pose immediate threats to the safety and welfare of the citizens of this state.


     Sec. 2.  RCW 36.36.040 and 1988 c 258 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

     Aquifer protection areas may impose fees to fund:

     (1) The preparation of a comprehensive plan to protect, preserve, and rehabilitate subterranean water, including ground water management programs adopted under chapter 90.44 RCW.  This plan may be prepared as a portion of a county sewerage and/or water general plan pursuant to RCW 36.94.030;

     (2) The construction of facilities for:  (a) The removal of water‑ borne pollution; (b) water quality improvement; (c) sanitary sewage collection, disposal, and treatment; ((and)) (d) storm water or surface water drainage collection, disposal, and treatment; and (e) the construction of public water systems;

     (3) The proportionate reduction of special assessments imposed by a county, city, town, or special district in the aquifer protection area for any of the facilities described in subsection (2) of this section; ((and))

     (4) The costs of monitoring and inspecting on‑site sewage disposal systems or community sewage disposal systems for compliance with applicable standards and rules, and for enforcing compliance with these applicable standards and rules in aquifer protection areas created after June 9, 1988; and

     (5) The costs of:  (a) Monitoring the quality and quantity of subterranean water and analyzing data that is collected; (b) ongoing implementation of the comprehensive plan developed under subsection (1) of this section; (c) enforcing compliance with standards and rules relating to the quality and quantity of subterranean waters; and (d) public education relating to protecting, preserving, and enhancing subterranean waters.