Water System

97706-2 Spada
9/28/16 Water Quality Update

The City of Everett water supply is safe to drink. People in Snohomish County are hearing they may need to boil their water due to an E. coli outbreak. This outbreak only affects those in the Lake Alyson water system -- NOT in the City of Everett’s water supply. The City of Everett has no boil water advisory in effect and no water quality issues at this time. More information about the Lake Alyson boil-water advisory is available on the Washington State Department of Health’s website.

Learn more:

Is there lead in my drinking water?
Everett Water Service Area Map (PDF)
View the 2014 Amendment to the 2007 Comprehensive Water Plan (PDF)

Drought Response Plan (PDF)
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 570,000 people or 80% of the businesses and residents of the Snohomish County through a network of local water providers.
Tests confirm Everett’s water is safe to drinkhttp://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/DrinkingWater/Alerts/RecentAlerts
Facilities & Characteristics
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
  • 4 Water Transmission Lines that can deliver 200 MGD
  • 4 Pump Stations
  • 19 Pressure Zones
  • 15 Storage Facilities – Ranging from 100,000 gallons to 24 million gallons in capacity
  • 370 Miles of Distribution Pipelines
Water Rights
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.