Remote Systems

Skagit PUD operates the most expansive water system in the county with a total of over 22,400 installed services. The majority of the District’s services are within the Judy Reservoir System (PWSID 79500E) which serves the cities of Burlington, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley, and surrounding rural and suburban areas.

Water Systems

Skagit PUD also operates eight remote water systems including:

  • Alger (PWSID 01400 K)
    The Alger system includes a groundwater well, a manganese filtration system, 4.9 miles of four-inch, six-inch, eight-inch, 12-inch and 16-inch water mains and 132,000 gallons of distribution storage capacity. The system has capacity for up to 219 Equivalent Residential Units. The District accepted ownership of the system in 1999.

  • Cedargrove (PWSID 11917 4)
    The Cedargrove system includes a groundwater well, an iron and manganese filtration system, 2.9 miles of four-inch, six-inch, eight-inch and 10-inch ductile iron water mains and 270,000 gallons of distribution storage capacity. The system has capacity for up to 466 ERUs. The District accepted ownership of the system in 1992.

  • Fidalgo Island (PWSID 00932 Y)
    The District began service on Fidalgo Island in 1956 after wells in the area began to produce water of unsatisfactory quality. The Fidalgo Island system now serves the communities of Gibralter, Similk Beach, and Dewey Beach. Though originally supplied by the District’s two Whitmarsh wells south of March Point near the Swinomish Slough, the system is now served through interties with the city of Anacortes water system at Saterlee Road, Thompson Road, and Sharpe’s Corner.

    The Fidalgo Island system includes over 17 miles of water mains and 800,000 gallons of distribution storage capacity. While the District has constructed major high capacity distribution improvements since 1994, the majority of the mains are less than six-inch diameter and most of the lines three-inch and under are plastic; about 50 percent of the mains are asbestos cement and predate 1970. See map >>

  • Marblemount (PWSID AA642)
    The Marblemount system includes a groundwater well, 1.9 miles of eight-inch water mains, and 64,000 gallons of distribution storage capacity. The system is approved for a maximum of ERUs. The District accepted ownership of the system in 2007

  • Mountain View (PWSID 03774 Y)
    The Mountain View system is designed for a maximum of 16 connections, but has no storage at this time. The system can serve up to 14 connections before standby storage is required. The District accepted the system in 1993 with the understanding that it would be incorporated into the Judy Reservoir system at some future date.

  • Potlatch Beach (PWSID 69034 L)
    The Potlatch Beach water system on Guemes Island includes one mile of two and four-inch plastic water mains and has 30,000 gallons of distribution storage capacity. The system was experiencing saltwater intrusion in its groundwater well prior to District ownership, so the District replaced the source with a new reverse osmosis water treatment system, supplying the water system with desalinated water from Guemes Channel in the Puget Sound. The system has capacity for up to 182 ERUs. The District accepted ownership of the system in 1998.

  • Skagit View Village (PWSID 96879 5)
    The Skagit View Village system includes a groundwater well, aeration treatment for carbon-dioxide removal, 2.6 miles of four-inch, six-inch, eight-inch, and 12-inch water mains, and 200,000 gallons of distribution storage capacity. The system has capacity for up to 128 ERUs. The District accepted ownership of the system in 2004.

  • Rockport (PWSID 73600 6)
    The Rockport system includes a groundwater well, 2.7 miles of four-inch, six-inch and eight-inch water mains and 60,000 gallons of distribution storage capacity.  The system has capacity for up to 138 ERUs. The District accepted ownership of the system in 1991.