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Drinking Water

In the last century, the Everett water system has grown from a simple localized system for the residents of Everett to a vital regional water provider. The Everett water system now supplies water to about 566,000 people or 80 percent of the businesses and residents of the Snohomish County through a network of local water providers.


Major facilities and characteristics of the Everett water system include the following


  • Spada Reservoir – 50 billion gallon capacity
  • Chaplain Reservoir – 4.5 billion gallon capacity
  • Drinking Water Treatment Plant at Chaplain Reservoir – 132 million gallons per day (MGD) Department of Health approved flow rate
  • Four transmission lines – ranging from 48 to 51 inches in diameter
  • Four pump stations
  • 19 pressure zones
  • 15 storage facilities – ranging from 100,000 gallons to 24 million gallons in capacity
  • 370 miles of distribution pipeline

Today, Everett has water rights for 255 million gallons of water per day (MGD) from the Sultan River system and a pending water right application for an additional 129 MGD. By maintaining a strong, working partnership with the utility’s wholesale customers, Everett is well poised to meet the water needs of our community for the foreseeable future.


Public Works Department
3200 Cedar St.,
Everett, WA 98201
T: (425) 257-8800
F: (425) 257-8882
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