Lake Whatcom Water Sewer District

About Us


Patrick Sorensen

General Manager

Patrick Sorensen began working for the District in August of 2010.  Mr. Sorensen has worked in local government management for the previous 26 years in Washington and elsewhere in the west.  Prior to working for the District, he served as City Manager for Centralia, WA.  In addition, he worked as both the General Manager of the Olympus Terrace Sewer District and Assistant General Manager of the Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District in Snohomish County.  Mr. Sorensen has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography/Urban Planning from Brigham Young University, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Utah.

Bill Hunter

District Engineer/Assistant General Manager

Bill Hunter has served as the District Engineer/Assistant General Manager since May of 2005.  Mr. Hunter has 17 years of engineering and construction administration experience.  Prior to joining the District, he worked as a consulting engineer for 13 years on various municipal water systems, treatment plants, wastewater collection systems, wastewater treatment plants, commercial developments, and private residential developments.  Mr. Hunter has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Washington and is a licensed professional engineer in the State.

Debi Denton

Finance Manager/Treasurer

Debi Denton has served as the District’s Finance Manager/Treasurer since March of 2008.  Ms. Hill has 25 years of experience in governmental accounting.  Prior to joining the District, she worked in the governmental accounting field at various levels of management responsibility.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University.