Whitworth Water District’s Office

                                              Whitworth Water District’s Office


                        New Building circa 1960’s                                      District Office Today


Whitworth Water District has operated out of the same building now for nearly 50 years. The District has expanded from 3,000 households in the 1960’s to serving over 10,000 households today. The District is currently in the architecture and development process of a new administrative and maintenance headquarters so they can continue to provide excellent, cost competitive service for the Whitworth Water District customers for generations to come. We will have opportunities for customer workshops and community input throughout our process.

Whitworth Water District was established in the 1930’s. The District operates as a special purpose water District under the Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 57; as a public municipality. The District is governed by a five member elected Board of Commissioners responsible for District operation. The District holds Board Meetings on the first and third Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm and are open to the public. The staff is comprised of fifteen employees.


Whitworth Water’s New General Manager

Whitworth Water District (District) is pleased to announce that Tim Murrell has been selected as General Manager of the District.  Tim began his work with the District on June 12th 2017 and replaced the retiring Manager, Susan McGeorge. He brings more than 14 years of experience in water resources planning, financial oversight, contractual management, and board administration.  His background includes extensive knowledge and experience in state and federal water regulations, district management, mediation and negotiation, and capital improvement planning.

The Whitworth Water District Board of Directors are enthusiastic to bring Tim Murrell on board stating that his extensive background will benefit the District for years to come.

Tim obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation and Parks Management from Penn State University and his Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Natural Resources and Environmental Planning from the University of New Mexico.


Prior to Whitworth Water District, Tim Murrell served as a Water Resource Planner for Douglas County Government in Colorado where he coordinated water acquisition, infrastructure development, financing, elections, and master planning for small water districts and homeowner associations.

Previous to Douglas County, Tim was employed by the New Mexico Interstate Commission as a State Water Planner. Tim was responsible for the development, update and implementation of the New Mexico State Water Plan. His experience will assist the District in accomplishing our mission to provide water in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

Tim Murrell comes to the area with his wife and two sons.

Tim Murrell stated “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to leading the Whitworth Water District Team into the future.”


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