Replacing this reservoir is key to Everett Water Utilities’ seismic resiliency. The existing Reservoir 2 is past its useful life and structurally deficient. A vulnerability assessment of the City’s water system identified Reservoir 2 as susceptible to failure during a major earthquake because of soil instability along its southern side. The new Reservoir 2 is designed as an earthquake-resistant reservoir.
Reservoir 2 is the primary water storage facility for most of the City of Everett north of 45th St. The reservoir feeds water to a system of distribution watermains primarily to the north and east of the reservoir site. The distribution area includes downtown Everett as well as Providence Hospital, a major regional hospital, and its Pacific Medical Center.
Reservoir 2 is located on Rucker Hill at the terminus of three of the City’s four major water transmission lines, which convey water from Everett’s Water Filtration Plant, more than 25 miles east of the City.