The City of Everett and the Tulalip Tribes are partnering through their Joint Water Pipeline Board to construct the Tulalip Water Pipeline Project, a 7.5-mile-long water transmission pipeline being constructed from the Everett water transmission pipelines near the US Highway 2 bridge on the west side of the Snohomish River, north to 88th Street Northeast and 27th Avenue Northeast on the Tulalip Tribes Reservation.
The pipeline will provide a long-term supply of water to Tulalip in support of tribal water supply needs, a reliable supply to Smith Island in the City of Everett and possible stream flow augmentation on the Tulalip Tribes' Reservation.
The final segment of the Tulalip Water Pipeline has just been constructed. This segment extends from the west side of East Marine View Drive just north of the I-5 ramp, (generally) north across the BNSF Delta Yard and up Riverside Drive in the Port’s Riverside Business Park to a connection to the Snohomish River crossing near the SR 529 bridges. The total project cost was $64 Million, well under the $85 Million original 2007 estimate.
Now that the pipeline has been completed, water delivery will commence on April 28, 2017, with a “Big Water” Celebration at 1:00 pm, just north of 88th and 27th Avenue Northeast
on the reservation.