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Focus on: Hiring a Certified Water Right Examiner

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20-11-086December 2020March 2022
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Author(s) Water Resources Program
Description Learn more about the certified water right examiner program.
If you have fully developed your water use under a water right permit or change authorization, you need to hire a certified water right examiner to verify your water use.
Ecology adopted a rule, WAC 173-165– Certified Water Right Examiners (CWRE) in 2012 to support implementation of the CWRE Program. Ecology certified the first set of water right examiners in 2013.
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Contact Rebecca Inman, CWRE Coordinator at 360-819-0772 or
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