Old unlined mains typically contain mineral and rust deposits that grow within unlined iron pipe. This growth impedes the flow of water and can slough off and create water quality problems. This water main is the main feed to the south of the City of Everett distribution system, making it critical to remain in operation during and after an earthquake.
Remove and replace approximately 2,500 feet of 1933 vintage unlined, with 12-inch diameter earthquake resistant pipe system and appurtenances. City staff will install a temporary bypass water main to keep all affected businesses in water during construction.