WRIA 17 Allowed Uses Under the Rule

Chapter 173-517 WAC, Quilcene-Snow Instream Resources Protection and Watershed Management Program - WRIA 17
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Big Quilcene River Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120 Permit exempt withdrawals for agriculture Water right permits subject to public interest test for domestic availability

Water for homes in Big Quilcene River Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner.  If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.

Water for agriculture:

There is water available in this subbasin for new farms using permit-exempt wells. New farms must register their use through Ecology’s Southwest Regional Office.  If your farm will require more than 5,000 gallons of groundwater per day, or any amount of surface water, you will need a water right.

Chimacum Creek Permit-exempt withdrawals for domestic use, no outdoor irrigation

Water for homes in Chimacum Creek Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service is available in a timely and reasonable manner.  If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

Reserve water in the Chimacum subbasin is only available for indoor domestic use.&  Water is not available for outdoor irrigation.  You must install and maintain a water measuring device.

Donovan Creek Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120

Water for homes in Donavan Creek Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner.  If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.
Little Quilcene River, Leland and Howe Creeks Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120

Water for homes in Little Quilcene River Subbasin (including Leland and Howe Creeks):

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner.  If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.
Ludlow Creek Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120

Water for homes in Ludlow Creek Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner. If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.
Piddling Creek Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120

Water for homes in Piddling Creek Subbasin

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner.  If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.
Salmon Creek Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120 - up to 5,000 gpd available for exempt wells for commercial agriculture.

Water for homes in Salmon Creek Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner. If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.

Water for agriculture in Salmon Creek Subbasin:

There is a small amount of water available in this subbasin for new farms using permit-exempt wells.  New farms must register their use through Ecology’s Southwest Regional Office.  If your farm will require more than 5,000 gallons of groundwater per day, or any amount of surface water, you will need a water right.

 

Spencer Creek Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120

Water for homes in Spencer Creek Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner. If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.
Snow Creek Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120 - Up to 3000 gpd available for exempt wells for commercial agriculture.

Water for homes in Snow Creek Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner. If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.

Water for agriculture in Snow Creek Subbasin:

There is a small amount of water available in this subbasin for new farms using permit-exempt wells.  New farms must register their use through Ecology’s Southwest Regional Office.  If your farm will require more than 5,000 gallons of groundwater per day, or any amount of surface water, you will need a water right.

Tarboo Creek Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120

Water for homes in Tarboo Creek Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner. If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.
Thorndyke Creek Permit-exempt uses under the conservation standard per WAC 173-517-120 - Approximately 25,000 gpd available for possible water right permits.

Water for homes in Thorndyke Creek Subbasin:

New homes must hook-up to a public water system if service can be provided in a timely and reasonable manner. If not, you will need to confirm that groundwater is still available in your subbasin. (County staff can help you with this.).

You can use a new permit-exempt well for a house in this subbasin if you comply with the following conservation standard:

  1. Single residence: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum for all uses; 350 gpd annual average use.
  2. Group domestic: 500 gallons per day (gpd) maximum and 350 gpd annual average use for each residence; 5,000 gpd total group maximum.
  3. You must install and maintain a water measuring device.
Miller Peninsula (Jefferson County) and Quimper Peninsulas, and Oak Bay No reserve; no limits on exempt uses - 5,000gpd for commercial agriculture allowed at certain withdrawal locations. There are no restrictions on new homes or other uses allowed under the groundwater permit exemption in RCW 90.54.020.  See: Focus on: The Ground Water Permit Exemption
Mats Mats Bay, Squamish Harbor, Toandos Peninsula, Bolton Peninsula, Devils Lake, Marple, Marrowstone and other islands No reserve; no limits on exempt uses There are no restrictions on new homes or other uses allowed under the groundwater permit exemption in RCW 90.54.020.  See: Focus on: The Ground Water Permit Exemption
Johnson Creek; West Sequim Bay; Dean Creek; Jimmycomelately Creek; Chicken Coop Creek; and the portion of Miller Peninsula in Clallam County. To be addressed through future rule making The portion of WRIA 17 located in Clallam County, as shown in Map B in WAC 173-517-070, will be addressed through future rule making and is excluded from coverage under this chapter