Major Capital Projects

Major Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects include construction of major infrastructure such as new reservoirs, new transmission pipelines, new booster stations, etc. They do not include system maintenance, such as yearly pipe replacement projects.

The list of major CIP projects for the next 10 years is summarized below, and the project locations are shown on the map. Click on the colored segments to reveal attributes related to each project.

10-Year CIP Projects

CIP Project Summary

1. Josh Wilson Road – Higgins Airport Way to Walker Road
Current Phase – Complete
Year of Completion – 2016
Estimated Budget – $1.88 million
Actual Cost – $1.86 million

Installation of 18-inch, 12-inch and 8-inch waterlines into Bayview to improve system hydraulics and allow the Bayview Standpipe to be taken out of service, eliminating yearly maintenance costs.


 

2. Josh Wilson Road Transmission Pipeline
Current Phase – Complete
Year of Completion – 2013
Estimated Budget – $4.74 million
Actual Cost – $3.78 million

Installation of an 18-inch transmission pipeline to strengthen the system in the west county and to serve our Bayview customers with water from Judy Reservoir, instead of purchasing water from the city of Anacortes. Additional improvements to the west will allow the Bayview standpipe to be taken out of service.


 

3. Judy Reservoir to Sedro Woolley Transmission Pipeline: Phase III
Current Phase – Proposed
Estimated Year of Completion – 2025
Estimated Budget – $17.2 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of a 36-inch transmission pipeline from the north side of the Skagit River to the pressure reducing vault on Rhodes Road. This pipeline will replace the existing, nearly 50 year old, undersized pipeline that serves water to customers in the north and west parts of the system, which will provide improved reliability.


 

4. Judy Reservoir to Sedro Woolley Transmission Pipeline: Phase IV

Current Phase – Proposed
Estimated Year of Completion – 2023
Estimated Budget – $4.8 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of a new sub-surface crossing of the Skagit River that will replace the existing suspension bridge and pipeline that was installed in 1958. This pipeline will improve reliability to all the District’s customers in the north and west parts of the system. 


 

5. Judy Reservoir to Sedro Woolley Transmission Pipeline: Phase I

Current Phase – Complete
Year of Completion – 2015
Estimated Budget – N/A
Actual Cost – $2.03 million

Installation of a 36-inch transmission pipeline as part of an emergency repair that was needed on the existing pipeline installed in 1970. The new pipeline provides increased capacity and reliability to the customers in the north and west parts of the system.


 

6. Judy Reservoir to Sedro-Woolley Transmission Pipeline: Phase II
Current Phase – Proposed
Estimated Year of Completion – 2022
Estimated Budget – $6.1 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of a 36-inch transmission pipeline from the water treatment plant to the south end of Phase 1 that was completed in 2015. This pipeline will replace the existing, nearly 50-year old, undersized pipeline that serves water to customers in the north and west parts of the system, which will provide improved reliability. 


 

7. Water Treatment Plant Projects
Current Phase – Construction
Estimated Year of Completion – Ongoing
Estimated Budget – Project Budgets are TBD
Actual Cost – N/A

The Water Treatment Plant is undergoing a number of project upgrades to improve the reliability and efficiency of the treatment system. Upgrades and replacements are being performed for the Chemical Feed System, Raw Water Pump Station, and the Dry Scrubber.


 

8. Judy Reservoir to Mount Vernon Transmission Pipeline
Current Phase – Design
Estimated Year of Completion – 2020
Estimated Budget – $27 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of a 36-inch transmission pipeline to replace the existing undersized pipeline which is over 50 years old. The new pipeline will be installed along a new alignment that will improve access to the pipeline, and it will also provide improved reliability to the pipeline that serves approximately 40% of the District’s customers. 


 

9. North 30th Street & Digby Road Pipeline
Current Phase – Complete
Year of Completion – 2016
Estimated Budget – $2.8 million
Actual Cost – $2.65 million

Installation of an 18-inch transmission pipeline to serve the new Division Street Tank and Booster Station. This pipeline allows the District to provide water to the tank directly from the transmission system, thereby reducing pumping costs and improving system reliability. 


 

10. Division Street Tank and Booster Station
Current Phase – Construction
Estimated Year of Completion – 2019
Estimated Budget – $11.2 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Construction of a new 6 million gallon reservoir and booster pumping station to replace the existing, undersized 1 million reservoir. The District’s main pressure zone is deficient in storage volume, and the new reservoir will assist in providing water to the city of Mount Vernon and all areas in the southern part of the system. The new booster station will replace an aged and undersized booster station on Waugh Road, and it will be used to pump water to the higher pressure zones in the system. 


 

11. Burklund Road Pipeline

Current Phase – Proposed
Estimated Year of Completion – 2020
Estimated Budget – $4.7 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of a 12-inch waterline to replace an aged and undersized pipeline, to improve system hydraulics and to be a part of a distribution system loop in the south-west portion of the system that will increase reliability and redundancy to all customers. 


 

12. Conway I-5 Crossing

Current Phase – Design
Estimated Year of Completion – 2018
Estimated Budget – $1.2 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of a new steel casing pipe under I-5 containing a new 12-inch waterline that will replace the current undersized pipeline. The new pipeline will improve system hydraulics in the southern portion of the system and will allow for water to flow from both directions across I-5, which will increase reliability and redundancy to all customers. 


 

13. Fir Island Road Pipeline
Current Phase – Complete
Year of Completion – 2014
Estimated Budget – $2.26 million
Actual Cost – $2.37 million

Installation of a 14-inch HDPE waterline to replace undersized pipelines, to improve system hydraulics and to be a part of a distribution system loop in the south-west portion of the system that will increase reliability and redundancy to all customers


 

14. North Fork Skagit River Crossing
Current Phase – Proposed
Estimated Year of Completion – 2026
Estimated Budget – $9.6 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of sub-surface crossing of the north fork of the Skagit River to complete a distribution system loop in the southwest portion of the system that will increase reliability and redundancy to all customers 


 

15. Best Road Pipeline
Current Phase – Design
Estimated Year of Completion – 2018
Estimated Budget – $5.2 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of a 12-inch waterline to replace a series of undersized pipelines, to improve system hydraulics and to be a part of a distribution system loop in the south-west portion of the system that will increase reliability and redundancy to all customers. 


 

16. McLean Road Pipeline
Current Phase – Proposed
Estimated Year of Completion – 2021
Estimated Budget – $7.5 million
Actual Cost – N/A

Installation of a 12-inch waterline to replace an aged and undersized pipeline, to improve system hydraulics and to be a part of a distribution system loop in the south-west portion of the system that will increase reliability and redundancy to all customers.