Water System

Snohomish stopped operations of its own water treatment plant on the Pilchuck River in January 2017. Until then, about 65% of our water was purchased from the City of Everett. Now about 90% of our water comes from the City of Everett, with the remainder from Snohomish PUD.

The City of Snohomish is still responsible for operation and maintenance of 35 miles of pipe in the water system.

Water Meter Information

Water is measured in hundreds of cubic feet (100 cubic feet = 748 gallons). The sewer consumption rate is based on your water use.

Meters are read every other month. City meter readers use a hand-held device to record the readings. The device then imports the information into the city’s computers making the meter reading faster and more accurate.

Water Conservation

The City encourages residents and businesses to save water, especially during the summer months when demand for water is highest. A summer yard watering calendar reminds you to water only every 3 days, if needed.

System Operations

 Typical duties for the City distribution crew include: 

  • Repairing water mains
  • Sampling for chlorine
  • Locating services
  • Flush dead-end mains
  • Inspecting and exercising the system
  • Replacing and maintaining fire hydrants
  • Maintain the City’s reservoirs