Health District

Sewage, Wastewater, and Sanitation (SWS) Hearing Advisory Board

The Sewage, Wastewater, and Sanitation (SWS) Hearing Advisory 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 - 
  • Chad Carnes, P.E.  
    1st term. Original appointment – May 2022. Expiration – April 2025
  • Matthew Buehler
    3rd term. Original appointment – March 2015. Expiration - June 2024
  • John Adams  
    1st term. Original appointment – May 2022. Expiration – April 2025
  • Kenneth Lund, Attorney
    1st term. Original appointment - May 2022. Expiration - April 2025
  • Frank Kurnik, Jr.
    1st term. Original appointment – June 2021. Expiration – April 2025
  • Alternate – Matt Smith, Waters Vacuum Truck Service
    2nd term. Original appointment - April 2018. Expiration - June 2024
  • Alternate – Ron Anderson, P.E., Anderson & Associates 
    8th term. Original appointment – February 2001. Expiration – April 2025

If you are interested in applying to become a member or alternate of the Sewage, Wastewater, and Sanitation Hearing Advisory Board, click here for an application. Email applications to healthehs@washoecounty.gov. 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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2022

May 5, 2022

5:30 p.m.

Sewage, Wastewater, and Sanitation Hearing Advisory Board Meeting

Agenda

Additional Meeting Resources:

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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

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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 05/02/2022

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