• BUYING & SELLING PROPERTY
• COMMUNICATION & MAIL SERVICES
• DUES & GUIDELINES
Members are encouraged to use only light that is necessary and to install recessed lights that are directed down toward the ground, rather than up toward the sky. Please make sure that all outside lights are turned off before going to bed. Part-time owners: please be sure that all outside lights are off before heading back home. Large, industrial unshielded halogen spot lights are discouraged.
• FIRES, BURNING & EMERGENCY SERVICES
Is my property within a Natural Resources Fire Protection Zone that provides fire protection services?
When outdoor fires are allowed, they must be attended to at all times. Unattended fires are not allowed on lands under DNR jurisdiction, which includes LRAA. Outside fires should not be left actively burning, smoldering, or smoking. Individuals within the Association are responsible for knowing and practicing safe fire management practices. Please do NOT burn outside if you are not able to actively supervise your fire and put it out correctly.
• PLUMBING & UTILITIES
- All underground plumbing shall be a minimum of 5’ under the surface.
- All underground plumbing shall be set into bedding sand adequate so as to have no contact with the native soil.
- All underground piping shall be covered with 4”, (2 pieces of 2”) 250lb rigid foam insulation at least 24” wide.
- The foam insulation shall be covered by a piece of 4 mil visqueen at least 36” wide.
- All underground piping shall have tracing wire attached. The use of warning ribbon for tracing signals is not acceptable.
- All underground piping shall be installed with warning ribbon at least 3” wide, buried above the pipe about 12” below the ground.
- Any time an underground pipe is accessed the contractor shall provide the association with the exact location of the underground pipe, it’s depth, nature of the type of pipe and any other pertinent information.
- Single service lines shall be a minimum of 1” in diameter.
- No galvanized or steel plumbing is allowed underground.
- All spigots shall be of the frost free type with the valve buried at least 5’ underground.
There is a Sewer Association that provides septic services to some Lost River properties on the lower area of our association (see contact info below). This Sewer Association is not related to the Lost River Airport Association. As a whole, Lost River Airport Association does not provide any septic services.
Septic tanks and permitting are overseen by Okanogan County Public Health
Okanogan County Public Health (509) 422-7140.
Lost River Sewer Association (Not associated with the Lost River Airport Association)
LRSA President Gail King: (509) 633-1487
• ROADS & RUNWAY
Second, you will have to hire a contractor to create a connection between the water main and your property, if one is not already present.
Third, your contractor will need to install a water meter, to LRAA specifications per Department of Ecology mandate, on your property.
Finally, your contractor will need to bring the water onto your property, to either a building or frost-free spigot.
Individual property owners are responsible for all costs associated with this project. Costs of this project are not specifically known and should be calculated on a case-by-case basis.
To get a water right and a physical water connection, a member will need to:
- Become a member in good standing (no outstanding dues or fees)
- Purchase a water right, if available.
- Purchase a water meter, transducer and pit vault. Contact the Association to see if any are available for purchase (cost is approximately $900.00)
- Arrange for a contractor to install the new service to the LRAA Plumbing Standards.
- All labor and hardware will be provided by the owner/contractor except: pit vault, lid, insulation disc, meter, and radio transmitter.
- Our preferred contractors for this work are F&S Excavation, Pennock or Palm Construction.
- Any disruption to the road surface shall be rebuilt to “better than before”; any areas under roads or driveways must be compacted.
- Meet with an Association representative to determine meter location, etc.