The Washington Public Funding of Private Conservation Efforts Amendment, also known as SRJ 8210, was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted local governments to finance private efforts to conserve water. It amended Section 10 of Article VIII of the Washington State Constitution.
| Washington SJR 8210 (1986)|
| Yes|| 622,494|| 63.95%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text on the Ballot
- See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 10 of Article VIII
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| Shall the State constitution permit local governments to finance, from the revenues of water sales, private efforts to conserve water?
The text of the amendment read:
Article VIII, section 10. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7 of this Article, any county, city, town, quasi municipal corporation, municipal corporation, or political subdivision of the state which is engaged in the sale or distribution of water or energy may, as authorized by the legislature, use public moneys or credit derived from operating revenues from the sale of water or energy to assist the owners of structures or equipment in financing the acquisition and installation of materials and equipment for the conservation or more efficient use of water or energy in such structures or equipment. Except as provided in section 7 of this Article. an appropriate charge back shall be made for such extension of public moneys or credit and the same shall be a lien against the structure benefited or a security interest in the equipment benefited. Any financing for energy conservation authorized by this article shalf only be used for conservation purposes in existing structures and shall not be used for any purpose which results in a conversion from one energy source to another.