Naselle Water Company is non-profit and member-owned.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A board of five are elected for three-year terms:
- President: Jim Stackhouse
- Vice President: Dan Bohren
- Treasurer: Neil Hollo
- Secretary: Dan Chadwick
- Trustee: Alan Bennett
In 1936, Ben Wirkkala and his brother Albert helped build the water system along Knappton Road. In 1948, the brothers started the South Fork Users Association.
About 10 years later, Naselle Water Company, with the help of Ben Wirkkala, invested $1.5 million to upgrade the systems and tie them together. At that time, it was decided to shift the source water from Johnson Creek to Lane Creek.
Years later, the Naselle Youth Camp also tied into the system, at a cost of $600,000, in large part paid for by the State of Washington.
Naselle Water Company continues to be committed to providing clean drinking water to all our customers.
Our main source of water is Lane Creek. We also have water rights to O’Connar Creek, a secondary source. We generally use this secondary source if the main source needs maintenance or water levels become low during the summer.
CROSS CONNECTION ACTIVITIES