Water Quality

Drinking water in the news

The City of Everett’s water supply is included in data released by the environmental advocacy organization, Environmental Working Group (EWG). Their “tap water database”  shows pollutants in drinking water that exceed a public health guideline, as determined by EWG, derived mostly from the State of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Public Health Goals. The City of Everett drinking water meets all required federal and Washington state legal standards for regulated contaminants, and EWG confirms this on their site: “…tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal  health-based drinking water standards.“

Everett conducts a comprehensive water quality testing program to ensure our water is safe to drink. Each year, we test for more than 100 possible contaminants and report key findings in our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report to citizens. We are happy to provide this information because we want you to know where your drinking water comes from, how it is treated and that it meets, or exceeds, all government standards.

Annual Water Quality Reports

 We are happy to post our current water quality report, which is the 2016 Water Quality Report (PDF) published in 2017. You can also review our Water Quality Report Archives
To view a complete listing of all substances that were tested for in 2016 go here: 2016 Detailed Water Quality Summary (PDF).