Transmission Line Maintenance
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The City of Lake Stevens is constructing a new road (91st Street) along the City’s two, three, four transmission line corridor. As part of this construction work, the transmission lines will be realigned and replaced in this location by a contractor hired by Lake Stevens. Everett water utility staff will need to take transmission line 3 out of service Sep. 27 to 30 to connect the new pipe to the system. The work on transmission line 3 will cause individual and group B customers connected to it to be without service for up to 72 hours.
Public Works conducted two virtual open houses in September for stakeholders impacted by the transmission line three shutdown. Please click here to access the recording of the open houses. Please note that this is a recording of the 7 p.m. virtual open house followed by the Q&A sessions from both open houses. The slide presentation shown at the open houses can be found at this link.
Everett’s environmental laboratory is capable of analyzing water quality samples for drinking water purity. Sample bottles are available and can be picked up either at the Service Center or at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Smith Island. There is a nominal fee for these lab services; results are provided within 24 hours. If you need assistance, call our Dispatch/Operator at 425-257-8821 and ask for the Water Quality Analyst on duty.
The City’s transmission lines are part of a regional water supply system that serves more than 600,000 people throughout Snohomish County. Their primary function is to carry potable water to City of Everett reservoirs and to deliver water to our customers, from our largest wholesaler to single families. Transmission lines need regular maintenance that requires us to shut off water service to a portion of our customers in the affected area.
Getting household water directly from a transmission line involves periodic service interruptions. Everett encourages those connected to our transmission lines to pursue connecting to a nearby water distribution system. Call Everett’s 24-hour Dispatch (425-257-8821) and ask to speak to a water maintenance supervisor to learn more.
The City of Everett Environmental Laboratory, accredited by the Washington Department of Ecology and the Washington Department of Health, is available to wholesale water customers for water quality testing. View or download information about our Environmental Lab services under the Environmental Lab tab as well as prices (PDF).