Health District

Sewage, Wastewater, and Sanitation (SWS) Hearing Board

The Sewage, Wastewater, and Sanitation (SWS) Hearing Board holds hearings to consider:

  • Appeals,
  • Applications for variances, and
  • Petitions to consider other matters relating to sewage, wastewater, or sanitation.

Membership

The board is comprised of five members and two alternates appointed by the District Board of Health.

Member qualifications:

  • One member is an attorney admitted to practice law in Nevada.
  • One member is an engineer registered in Nevada.
  • One member is not an employee of the Washoe County Health District and:
    • Has at least two years of experience in sanitary engineering or public health sanitation; or
    • Is knowledgeable in the construction and operation of on-site sewage disposal systems.
  • All members and alternates must be residents of Washoe County.

Members are appointed by the District Board of Health for a three year term.

Time Commitment

The board meets as needed.

Authority

Regulations of the Washoe County District Board of Health Governing Sewage, Wastewater, and Sanitation Section 170

SWS Board Members

  • Chair – Ron Anderson, P.E., Anderson & Associates 
    7th term. Original appointment – February 2001. Expiration – April 2022
  • Nick Vestbie, P.E., Nortech Geotechnical/Civil Consultants, Ltd.  
    1st term. Original appointment – April 2018. Expiration – April 2021
  • Matthew Buehler
    2nd term. Original appointment – March 2015. Expiration - April 2021
  • Vonnie Fundin, Fundin Pump & Well Service
    2nd term. Original appointment – January 2016. Expiration - April 2022
  • Vacant – Attorney required
  • Alternate – Matt Smith, Waters Vacuum Truck Service
    1st term. Original appointment - April 2018. Expiration - April 2021
  • Alternate – Ray Pezonella, P.E., Retired
    1st term. Original appointment – April 2018. Expiration – April 2021

If you are interested in applying to become a member or alternate of the Sewage, Wastewater, and Sanitation Board, click here for an application. Email applications to healthehs@washoecounty.us. Applications will be held until the next appointments by the Board of Health, when you will be notified of the decision.

Meeting Schedule

The Board meets as needed.


Meetings

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2020

Sept. 3, 2020

6 p.m.

Sewage Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

Agenda

Additional Meeting Resources:

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2019

April 4, 2019

6 p.m.

Sewage Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

Agenda

Additional Meeting Resources:

Jan. 30, 2019

4 p.m.

Sewage Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

Agenda Minutes

Additional Meeting Resources:

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2018

Nov. 20, 2018

6 p.m.

Sewage Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

Oct. 10, 2018

6 p.m.

Sewage, Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

May 7, 2018

6 p.m.

Sewage Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

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2017

June 5, 2017

6 p.m.

Sewage Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

Agenda Minutes

Additional Meeting Resources:

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2016

March 10, 2016

6 p.m.

Sewage Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

Feb. 11, 2016

6 p.m.

Sewage Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board Meeting

Agenda Minutes

Additional Meeting Resources:

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2013

Aug. 8, 2013

6 p.m.

This meeting takes place at 1001 East Ninth Street, Building B, South Auditorium, in Reno, Nevada.

Last modified on 04/29/2021

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