Fidalgo Island Water System Transfer Open House

Starts Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 PM

Ends Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 PM

Skagit PUD is holding an open house for customers to learn about proposed water service changes to the Fidalgo Island Water System.

The city of Anacortes is considering acquiring from Skagit PUD its water system serving Similk and Dewey Beach, Gibralter, Fidalgo Heights and Summit Park.

Please join us for an informational open house to learn about the potential transfer of ownership, review affected properties and ask questions about how this might impact your water bill. City of Anacortes and Skagit PUD staff will be available to answer questions and discuss benefits to the community.

Thursday, March 5 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Dewey Beach Community Hall (Mt Erie Fire Department)
14825 Deception Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221

About the Fidalgo Island Water System

Established in 1956, the Fidalgo Island Water System currently serves 732 residential and commercial connections. Water is purchased through an intertie with the city of Anacortes, with the source being the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. Water is filtered and chlorinated at the Anacortes water treatment plant on Riverbend Road.

“We look at this ownership transfer in terms of benefit to the community,” PUD General Manager George Sidhu said. “There are geographical efficiencies that the city can provide. In the event of a water line break or other emergency, Anacortes is closer to respond. The cost of ownership is less for the city to do it. The transfer makes sense, from the customer’s point of view, for the city to own and operate the Fidalgo Island system.”