Conserve water during shutdown
The main drinking water supply for more than a half-million people in Snohomish County will be shut off until about 2 this afternoon.
Most homes and businesses in Snohomish County can expect water at the tap. But some people down the pipeline could experience low water pressure or no water at all.
The disruption of water service is related to the construction of a new 6.7-million-gallon concrete reservoir at Everett’s water filtration plant at Spada Reservoir, at the headwaters of the Sultan River, 30 miles east of Everett. The $20 million project will supplement an existing clear well that holds 5 million gallons of treated water.
This is the longest-known water system shutdown since Everett began drawing its water from the Sultan River in 1917. A second shutdown, lasting 24 hours and originally planned for December, was rescheduled this week to sometime in January.
Because of the shutdown, some fire districts are taking extra precautions and will roll out extra water tankers on calls in case water pressure drops to a point where fire hydrants become ineffective.
To maintain enough water pressure for fire departments, customers are being asked to conserve water.
Library offers free computer classes
The Mountlake Terrace Library offers free computer classes through Dec. 20 at 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace.
Four different classes for beginners are scheduled, including computer basics, Internet basics, e-mail and information about the Sno-Isle Web page.
Registration is required.
For more information, call 425-776-8722.
Snohomish offers development map
The city of Snohomish Web site features an updated construction and development activity map that shows what is being built in the city. The Web site is www.ci.snohomish.wa.us.
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