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Everett Public Works- Transmission Line Maintenance

Posted on: February 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lab results show Everett's water quality is normal

Tests show water remains safe to drink

MONROE, WA – Lab results for water samples drawn from the Everett system indicate that water quality is normal following the collapse of the roof of a water storage structure early Feb.12. Everett’s utility has consulted with the Department of Health, and no further sampling specific to the east clearwell being taken out of service is needed. Everett will resume routine monitoring and sampling of its reservoirs, transmission lines and distribution system.

The plant has two water storage structures, or clearwells, that store what is called “finished water” – water that is ready to be delivered to customers. The two structures feed a common pipe and are usually connected. Following the roof collapse, the 5.2-million gallon east clearwell was isolated and removed from service. The 6.75-million-gallon west clearwell remains undamaged and continues to function normally.

“Everett’s water system has redundancies built in to prepare for situations like this,” said operations superintendent Mark Sadler. “The amount of water available in the west clearwell is more than sufficient to meet Everett’s system water demand.”

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