Washington State House Democrats


State Rep. Stanford asked to co-chair task force on water in Washington

OLYMPIA – As decreasing water levels and increasing threats to water quality become a reality in Washington, state Rep. Derek Stanford (D – Bothell) has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the Interim Task Force on Washington Waters.

The task force will work through the interim and provide the Legislature with recommendations on funding for water projects throughout the state and information on how to address some of our most pressing water issues.

“Developing smarter and cleaner water policies has been one of my top priorities as a legislator,” Stanford said. “It’s the most precious resource we have, crucial for farms, fishing and our growing communities. We need policies and investments that balance the needs of conservation, agriculture and municipal infrastructure.  My goal is to make sure everyone has access to clean and safe water supplies, despite the increasing risk of drought in future years.”

The Interim Task Force on Washington Waters was created through the capital budget and is made up of five Democratic members and five Republican members.

Stanford also serves as vice chair on the Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply During Drought.