The Water Supply Forum, made up of local water agencies including the city of Everett, which supplies water to most of Snohomish County. The forum assessed future needs and supplies.
In Everett, the population grew during the past decade but water use is flat, the report noted. That puts water use per capita on a downward trend, and it's been headed that way since the 1990s.
This, along with the closure of the Kimberly-Clark pulp mill last month, dramatically dropped the forecasted demand on the Everett system. A special transmission line delivered at least 35 million gallons of water a day to the mill.
Everett has water rights for 255 million gallons of water per day from the Sultan River system and a pending water right application for another 129 million gallons a day more.
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