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.