As Timberline promises an upcoming opening day of the ski season, movement on securing a water operator seems to have stalled.  The November 26 inspection of the ski lifts was delayed.

A view of the lodge and slopes after days of snow blowing.

Timberline Utility does not have a certified water operator.  Tracy Edmonds Herz, wife of Owner Fred Herz, stressed that the boil water notice is precautionary, due to the fact that the notice is based on the lack of a certified water operator not on water quality.

Residences in the Timberline Utility network have been under a boil water notice for over a month.  The Department of Health and Human Resources is willing to lift the notice once a full month is scheduled with an operator.

Lift inspector Chris Hanrahan was scheduled to inspect the lifts on November 26.  That inspection was delayed.  “All the chairs were not on, so we are coordinating with him,” Tracy said.  As of last Saturday, Hanrahan…

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