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The Authority’s founding documents (creation agreement) define voting “members” as either Participants in the Authority or Parties to the original agreement setting up the Authority. Parties must be governmental agencies, but such agencies may join as a Participant instead, if they choose.

Participant is defined as:

  1. Any owner of an individual well permitted for household or domestic use in the Authority’s Service Area. The Service area is generally defined as unincorporated (i.e., not within any municipality’s boundaries) Douglas County and represented on our map, or
  2. Any Small Water System Provider (less than 500 residences) that has executed a Participation Agreement with the Authority.

Membership Benefits

  1. Support the Authority’s efforts in determining Douglas County aquifer water levels via the US Geological Survey’s well-monitoring program.
  2. Represent and participate in regional water discussions.
  3. Possible development of water supplies and infrastructure to provide water to the Authority’s service area.
  4. Take advantage of services and assistance the Authority may make available within its service area on well construction, maintenance, and well water quality, to name a few.
  5. Your input will help to fashion the Authority’s programs for well owners and help provide maximum benefit.
  6. Vote for and/or serve on the Authority’s Board of Directors.

Other Important RWADC Member Benefits 

  • One voice on rural water issues
  • Education and communication
  • Credible information on water issues and plans
  • Resource and referrals for technical advice on wells and water

Withdrawal from the RWADC
Members can formally withdraw from the RWADC by filling out the petition for withdrawal form and forwarding it to us.