Public Open House Meeting—Division St. Water Reservoir Replacement

Starts Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Ends Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Skagit PUD owns and operates an existing 1 million-gallon water tank located near the southeast corner of Digby Road and Division Street in Mount Vernon. The District will be replacing the existing tank with a new reservoir in 2015. 

An open house meeting will be held on Thursday, July 17 in the Aqua Room at the District’s office located at 1415 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon. The meeting will be open to the public between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. No formal presentation will be given, however, there will be preliminary graphics of the new reservoir, and representatives from the District will be available to answer your questions and discuss the project. 

Over the past 37 years, since the water tank at the intersection of Digby Road and Division Street was constructed, the population served by this reservoir has grown more than 2½ times. Population growth directly increases the demand for drinking water and amounts the District must keep in storage. The existing 1 million-gallon steel water tank is undersized for the population it is currently serving.

The District is committed to improving the water system by increasing its capacity to meet current needs and those beyond the year 2035. Part of this work is directed toward replacing the steel water tank on District property at the intersection of Division Street and Digby Road. The new reservoir will be constructed of concrete, have an 85 foot radius, and stand roughly 39 feet above ground.

By comparison the existing tank stands 35 feet above ground. Trees will be planted along the property lines between the tank site and adjacent properties and streets to provide screening. A new pump station and associated piping are being planned on the same site. These improvements will increase flexibility and reliability of the District’s water system so that your home and others will continue to receive adequate water supply and fire protection at all times, including emergencies.