Chapter 54.16 RCW



54.16.010Surveys, plans, investigations, or studies.
54.16.020Acquisition of property and rightsEminent domain.
54.16.030Water and irrigation works.
54.16.032Authority to assist customers in the acquisition of water conservation equipmentLimitations.
54.16.035Provision of water service beyond district subject to review by boundary review board.
54.16.040Electric energy.
54.16.050Water rights.
54.16.060Intertie lines.
54.16.070District may borrow money, contract indebtedness, issue bonds or obligationsGuaranty fund.
54.16.080Levy and collection of taxesTax anticipation warrants.
54.16.083Community revitalization financingPublic improvements.
54.16.085Interfund loans.
54.16.090Contracts with other agencies or utilitiesGifts, etc.Employees and expertsAdvancements.
54.16.092Employment interview expenses.
54.16.095Liability insurance for officials and employees.
54.16.097Actions against officer, employee, or agentDefense and costs provided by public utility districtException.
54.16.110May sue and be suedClaims.
54.16.120Local utility districts authorized.
54.16.130Local districtsProcedureFinancing.
54.16.140Petition or resolution for local districtHearingNotice.
54.16.142Local utility districtsNotice must contain statement that assessments may vary from estimates.
54.16.145Local utility districtsSanitary sewer or potable water facilitiesNotice to certain property owners.
54.16.150Procedure when petition is signed by majority of landowners.
54.16.160Assessment rollHearingAppellate reviewExpenses.
54.16.165Segregation of assessments.
54.16.170Apportionment of cost of improvement.
54.16.180Sale, lease, disposition of properties, equipment, and materialsProcedureAcquisition, operation of sewage system by districts in certain counties.
54.16.190General resolutions.
54.16.200Joint exercise of powers and joint acquisition of properties.
54.16.220Columbia river hydroelectric projectsGrant back of easements to former owners.
54.16.230Sewage system worksAcquire, construct, operate, etc.Authorizing electionProcedure.
54.16.240Sewage system worksResolution or petitionVoter approval or rejection.
54.16.250Sewage system worksBallot propositionCanvass.
54.16.260Sewage system worksAccounts and funding.
54.16.270Sewage system worksExisting authority not affected.
54.16.280Energy conservation planFinancing authorized for energy conservation projects in structures or equipmentLimitations.
54.16.281Energy conservationUtility cool roof programTree planting program.
54.16.285Limitations on termination of utility service for residential heating.
54.16.300Combined utility functions.
54.16.310Operation, maintenance, and inspection of sewage disposal facilities, septic tanks, and wastewater disposal facilities and systemsMaintenance costs.
54.16.320Assumption of substandard water systemLimited immunity from liability.
54.16.330Telecommunications facilitiesPurposesLimitationsProvision of telecommunications servicesEminent domain (as amended by 2021 c 293).
54.16.330Telecommunications facilitiesPurposesLimitationsProvision of telecommunications servicesEminent domain (as amended by 2021 c 294).
54.16.340Wholesale telecommunications servicesPetition for review of rates, terms, conditions.
54.16.350Tariff for irrigation pumping serviceAuthority to buy back electricity.
54.16.360Cooperative watershed management.
54.16.370Purchase of electric power and energy from joint operating agency.
54.16.380Appliance repair serviceOperation by district.
54.16.385Appliance repair serviceRequirements.
54.16.390Environmental mitigation activities.
54.16.400Voluntary donations for purposes of urban forestry.
54.16.405Voluntary donations for purpose of supporting hunger programs.
54.16.410Supply of water to be used in pumped storage generating facilitiesRequirementsContract, resolution.
54.16.415Retail telecommunications servicesReporting requirements.
54.16.425Retail telecommunications servicesPayment in lieu of property tax.
54.16.430Electrification of transportation planConsiderationsIncentive programs.


Deferral of special assessments: Chapter 84.38 RCW.
Special benefit assessmentsProperty taxesExemptions: RCW 84.34.300 through 84.34.380.