Del Mar's members are made up of property owners of the lands developed by Orville McCorkle, and recorded as Rancho San Juan Del Mar. Del Mar facilities are private, for members only, and not open to the general public.
1004 Commercial Ave. #1111
Anacortes, WA 98221
Business Manager Email (click here)
Water System Operator:
(Call this number if you have questions about water quality, pressure, leaks, etc)
360-420-3111 (Emergency 24Hour phone)
WDM Email (click here)
Annual Membership Meeting:
Saturday, November 14 at 10:00AM at the Dewey Beach Fire Hall (next to the Shrimp Shack) . All members are invited to attend! If you cannot attend, please mail in your ballot - otherwise we need to spend your money tracking down folks to achieve a quorum on ballots.
The Del Mar Board has voted to approve Brian Johnson as our new Harbormaster. We thank Brian for volunteering!
Statewide Drought Emergency
Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide drought for Washington. Snowpack is at historic lows, rivers are dwindling and irrigation districts are cutting off water to farmers. The Department of Natural Resources expects more early-season wildfires. Please make every effort to conserve water. Please take Firewise precautions to protect your home against fire.
2014 Consumer Confidence Report: Our annual water quality report available here.
Backflow Prevention: Per WAC-246-290-490, you are required to install a backflow prevention device if you have a sprinkler system, pool, spa, pond, water treatment system, boiler, fire sprinklers, or other cross-connection risk. The deadline to install a required backflow prevention device is 12/31/2015. Click here for the full list and details. Also click here for info from the Dept of Health. Call or email the Del Mar WDM if you have any questions.
Summertime is water conservation time! :
Please conserve water this summer - especially if you have sprinklers or landscape watering, try to reduce your outdoor water use by 25% vs last year. Your water bill will be a lot less and your plants will be just as healthy.
Watering at night helps to reduce water waste due to evaporation. Washington State requires that we adopt water conservation measures.
Quarterly Billing Reminder:
Your quarterly invoice includes a water bill for the prior 3 months AND the Membership Dues & Fees for the upcoming 3 months. Note: you can also pay your entire year's dues & fees up-front if you wish. Call the office if you have any questions. Click on "Forms/Docs" and then "Dues/Rates/Assessments" to get the 2015 rate schedule.
Website Login Note:
After you login, you will see "View/Edit your profile" on the left. You can click on this to view and edit your user profile, change your password, change your email address, etc. Please verify that your email address is correct. We use this email address to notify you in case of a water main break, water shut-off, or other water system emergency.
WSRB Fire Protection Class Upgrade
The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) has recently completed an evaluation of our system and has upgraded our Fire Protection Class. This is excellent news, and could result in reduced insurance premiums for Del Mar homeowners. The letters detailing the results of their evaluation and the new ratings are available for download under the 'Forms/Docs' tab in the Legal and Regulatory section.
Del Mar Non-emergency Communication Policy: For non-emergency issues, if a Del Mar member has a request, complaint, proposal or other issue for Board consideration, it can be communicated by sending a signed letter to the Board. Please include sufficient details and background information so that the Board can understand the issue. The letter should be sent via US Mail to the Del Mar office addressed to the Del Mar Board of Directors.
If received at least ten days prior to a Board meeting and the issue does not require much research, the member will be invited to that Board meeting for further discussion. If not received in time, or the issue is complex, then the discussion will take place at the Board meeting a month later. A decision may or may not be made at the initial presentation, but the Board will, as a whole, draft a response without individual phone calls or emails.
NOTE: We have had issues with the dumping of yard waste at Alexander Beach. This is against Skagit County Code, section 12.16; signage citing this Code is now installed at various locations near the beach.
How to check for a water leak: Make sure you don't have any water running and then check your water meter to verify that it is not spinning. If it is spinning (even very slowly), then you have a leak. If you cannot locate your meter, please call the office for assistance at 360-299-2653.
If you want us to send someone out to look at the meter for you, please call the office to schedule. There will be a $30 charge for this service. State law prohibits us from repairing leaks on your side of the meter. If the leak is on your side of the meter, please call a plumber. Please note that each member is required to pay for all water leaked on their side of the meter.