Call for Bids – Landscape Maintenance Services


Landscape Maintenance Services

Whitworth Water District (District) is seeking a qualified landscape maintenance provider to provide for landscape maintenance services for planting areas and turf areas, all located within District boundaries. Items of work include, but not limited to: lawn mowing, field cutting, lawn fertilization, lawn weed control, shrub bed weed control, dormant spray, tree and shrub insect control and bare ground weed treatment at 35 district properties in northern Spokane County. The properties included are the District Office, District Maintenance Shop and various pump stations, well houses and water reservoir sites.

Bid documents, including bid forms will be available starting March 15th, free of charge and may be picked up at Whitworth Water District, located at 17401 N Newport Rd. Mead, WA 99021 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bid documents are also available at Call for Bids Document>>


To receive consideration, responses must be submitted in accordance with the following instructions:

  1. All Bids shall be sealed and delivered to: :
    Whitworth Water District
    17401 N. Newport Rd.
    Mead, WA 99021
  2. The envelope must be clearly marked “LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES BID”; and
  3. Modifications to submissions may be submitted prior to the date and time specified for receipt of submissions.

Call for Bids Document>>

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2019 Residential District Water Rates

Effective January 1, 2019, there will be a five-percent (5%) increase in the District’s water rates. The residential rates are listed below and will be reflected in the February billing statements for January water usage. For specific information for all other rate categories please visit our rate schedule

2019 Rate Schedule  
Monthly Water Service Charge  $     21.00
Includes 1,000 cubic-feet per month (7,500 gallons)  
Volume Charge (per Cubic Foot Used): *  
0 – 1,000 cubic feet (7,500 gallons)   Included
1,000 – 3,700 cubic feet (7,500 – 27,680 gallons)  $       0.0038
3,700 – 14,000 cubic feet (27,680 – 104,720 gallons)  $       0.0050
14,000 cubic feet (104,720 gallons) and above  $       0.0061
Monthly Booster Charge

Applies only to boosted accounts


$       1.05

*Some older District meters only read to the 100 cubic foot and will be charged based on each 100 cubic foot utilized. The District has a new meter replacement program that will eventually replace all 100 cubic foot meters to single cubic foot ones. 

Increases to rates are necessary to address aging infrastructure, ensure reliability throughout the system, and minimize interruptions in service. The District is also required to offset increases passed on to us for power, materials, and services.

A monthly water service charge increase has not occurred since 1999, while tiered usage rates have not increased since 2014. Pending remaining rate studies to be completed in early 2019, rate increases are expected to be enacted gradually over the next five years.

Whitworth Water District’s New Superintendent

Whitworth Water District is excited to announce that they have selected Matt Wright as the new District Superintendent. Matt started in his new position with the District on September 4, 2018. Matt will be training with the District’s current Superintendent, Doug Babin, who will be retiring. Doug has been employed with the District since 1978.

Matt Wright came to Whitworth Water from AHBL Inc. where he worked as a Professional Engineer. Matt has been employed in the engineering field since 2006. He attended the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Matt is an accredited registered Professional Engineer with the State of Washington. He currently belongs to the American Water Works Association.

Tim Murrell, District Manager, stated that “we are lucky to have Matt and he will make a great fit to our team. His wide array of experience in project management and water supply planning, together with his team approach to management, will provide a wonderful addition to the District.”

Matt stated that “joining the Whitworth Water team is a dream come true and I look forward to working with the District’s great customers and staff!”



Request For Qualifications – Furniture Procurement and Installations Services

Questions from Prospective Respondents




Furniture Procurement and Installation Services


Whitworth Water District No. 2 (District) is seeking a qualified furniture vendor to provide furniture, installation, and warranty service for the District’s new administrative building. The building is located at 17401 N Newport Rd. Mead, WA 99021


To receive consideration, responses must be submitted in accordance with the following instructions:

  1. All response submittals shall be sealed and delivered to:
    Whitworth Water District No. 2
    Attention – General Manager
    10828 N. Waikiki Rd.
    Spokane, WA 99218
  2. Submit four (4) copies of the response by 4:00 p.m. (PST) October 05, 2018; and
  3. The envelope must be clearly marked “FURNITURE BID”; and
  4. Modifications to submissions may be submitted prior to the date and time specified for receipt of

The District reserves the right to reject any responses, and can utilize its sole discretion to accept the submittal it considers most favorable to the District’s interests. The selection or appointment of any vendor under this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) shall be recommended by the Selection Committee (described further in Section V) is solely at the discretion of the District, and is final without recourse. The District also has the right to waive minor irregularities in procedures.

September 19, 2018
Timothy Murrell,


Request For Qualifications Document >>



Whitworth Water District
Ground Breaking – New Administration and Operations Facility


The Whitworth Water District Board of Commissioners is pleased to report on the recent ground breaking of their new administration and operations facility located on North Newport Highway. The facility will be built on ground the District purchased back in 1993 and will replace their existing offices located on North Waikiki Road of nearly 50 years. Construction is set to begin in mid-May and is expected to continue through January of 2019. The facility will consist of an office space of 5,900 square-feet, a 12,400 square-foot shop space, and a separate storage building of 5,000 square-feet.

The project was designed by Bernardo Wills Architects PC and will be constructed by Western States Construction Inc.

Whitworth Water District was established in the 1930’s and has gone from serving 1,000 services to nearly 11,000 services today. 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 and is responsible for District operation. Please visit our website at for updates during the construction process.

Media Contact:
Tim Murrell
General Manager
(509) 466-0550

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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