By-Law Proposal

The Association has received petitions signed by 224 members requesting a special meeting so that a vote can be held on a proposed amendment to the Association’s bylaws.  The proposal, if adopted, would require member votes on various water supply issues that are presently within the powers of the Association’s Board to decide. The Association is required by United States Department of Agriculture loan covenants to submit bylaw amendments to the government for approval.  The amendment is presently under review and USDA has not indicated how long it will take.  The Association desires to postpone calling a special meeting on the proposal until the USDA reviews and comments.  The Association’s Board will respond to the proposal when it has more information.

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Water Pipe Freeze Protection Tips

Prepare pipes for colder temperatures:

  • Insulate pipes that are exposed in the crawl space, garage and attic.
  • If heat tape is used, over time it can wear out.  Check and replace when necessary.

If your pipes freeze:

  • Do not attempt to thaw pipes without turning off the water service shut-off valve.
  • Thaw pipes with hair dryer or space heater.
  • Do not leave space heaters unattended and avoid use of kerosene heaters or open flames.

When temperatures stay below freezing:

  • Allow a small trickle of water to run.  The cost of extra water is typically lower than the cost of repairing broken pipe.
  • For pipes running through cabinets and vanities, open the door to allow warmer room temperatures in.

If you feel you have a frozen pipe and/or water meter and you need assistance, call the Sallal Water Association during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Friday).

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Sallal Email

Please be on the lookout for any unexpected emails from Sallal. Our email address was compromised and was sending unwanted emails. Please do not open any attachments that look suspicious.  Thank you for your patience while we work diligently to resolve this.

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Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Contact: Denny Scott, 425-888-3650

We are pleased to report that the DO NOT DRINK WATER ORDER HAS BEEN LIFTED for the affected members in the Riverpoint and upper Mt. Si Road neighborhoods effective immediately.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

On Wednesday, October 31, a resident reported a suspicious person leaving the area of one of the Sallal Water Association’s (state water system ID # 75560Q)  water tanks. Customers of the Sallal Water Association were notified on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 of a problem with their drinking water and were advised to NOT DRINK THEIR WATER.

Sallal took water samples daily from October 31 through November 9, as directed by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).  Saturday, November 3 Sallal’s water system operators made substantial repairs to the damage from the vandalism.  On Tuesday, November 6, the tank was drained, sanitized and refilled.  On Saturday, November 10 Sallal received test results from Friday’s water samples that showed no detection of bacteria. Final test results confirmed on Saturday, November 10, 2018 that the water is safe to drink.

You may contact Sallal Water Association at (425) 888-3650 if you have any questions or see our website at for the most current information and updates.  Also check our Facebook and Twitter sites for updates.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Public inquiries may be directed to or 425-888-3650.


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Friday, November 9 Update for Riverpoint and Mt. Si Road Residents

Updated Friday, November 9, 5:30 PM

Affected homes on the upper Mt. Si Road and Riverpoint neighborhood are still under a DO NOT DRINK order while testing continues this week.  Residents were asked to flush their home pipes with the chlorinated water that was flowing through the system since late Monday.

Today’s water sample is being delivered to the lab, and results should be available Saturday.  If the results are good, Sallal will notify all affected customers Saturday afternoon to let them know that the water is safe to drink.

Please continue to monitor for updates and any members are welcome to contact Sallal directly at which is being monitored frequently.   Thank you for your continued efforts during this incident.

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