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WAC 246-296-130

Project priority rating and ranking criteria.

The department shall, at a minimum, consider the following to assign points, and rate and rank proposed projects:
(1) Criteria for risk categories and points based on:
(a) Type and significance of public health problems the project will resolve;
(b) If the project is needed to bring the public water system into compliance with federal, state, and local drinking water requirements;
(c) Current compliance status; and
(d) Affordability on a per household basis, determined by comparing the community's average water rate to the MHI in the community's service area, for a community public water system.
(2) Additional points based on the type of project being proposed, if the project:
(a) Is to restructure a public water system;
(b) Creates a sustainable regional public health benefit;
(c) Has multiple benefits that are sustainable;
(d) Is consistent with the Growth Management Act;
(e) Is financially sustainable;
(f) Qualifies as a green project;
(g) Serves a disadvantaged community; or
(h) Results in service meters on existing services not currently metered.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170 as amended by 2016 c 111. WSR 16-14-086, § 246-296-130, filed 7/5/16, effective 8/5/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170 and Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, H.R. 1452. WSR 12-01-077, § 246-296-130, filed 12/19/11, effective 2/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170. WSR 01-21-137, § 246-296-130, filed 10/24/01, effective 11/24/01.]
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