Edmonds citizens asked to conserve in light of drought response plan

Spada Lake (Photo courtesy City of Everett)
Spada Lake Reservoir. (Photo courtesy City of Everett)

The City of Everett released a statement Monday regarding the activation of Stage 1 Drought Response Plan as a proactive measure due to higher than normal temperatures and lower than normal precipitation.

Storage at Spada Lake Reservoir, which supplies the City of Edmonds, is at 68 percent of normal and precipitation from May through July has been 23 percent of normal. The forecast is for continued hot, dry weather.

Everett wants to ensure that there is an adequate supply for all customers in the Everett Water Service Area, which includes most of Snohomish County, and sufficient water to meet instream flow requirements for fish. The details of the response plan, maps of the service area and water conservation information can be found on the City of Everett’s Water Supply & Drought Response page. 

Edmonds drinking water is purchased from the Alderwood Water Wastewater District, which in turn sources its water from the City of Everett. The original water source is Spada Reservoir, located at the headwaters of the Sultan River about 30 miles east of Everett. From the Spada Reservoir, the water travels through a pipeline to the City of Everett Treatment facility at the Chaplain Reservoir.

“We are a partner in the Everett conservation plan,” said City of Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams. “At this advisory stage (Stage 1) we are encouraging our citizens to focus on their water consumption and follow the conservation suggestions in the regional announcement.

“We would also like to thank them in advance for their help,” Williams said.

You can find those water conservation tips here.



One Reply to “Edmonds citizens asked to conserve in light of drought response plan”

  1. Having lived through droughts in Texas, California and England, we are well aware of the necessity to limit water use.
    We put buckets in the shower and use the water for plants. Be aware of water waste at kitchen sinks, when brushing teeth and washing hands, shorten showers, etc. In England, when there was a water shortage, the water was shut off and we carried allotted buckets to the end of the street where a water tank truck filled them up! That was it for the day. Thank goodness we are not in that situation—yet.


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