City encouraging voluntary water reduction

water shortageThe City of Lynnwood is joining the City of Everett, Seattle Public Utilities and Tacoma Water in encouraging residents and businesses to reduce their use of water by 10 percent due to the continuing drought conditions.

The four are working together to help manage water supplies for people and fish during this unprecedented hot and dry weather and higher-than-normal water use.

During the voluntary reduction phase, please consider doing the following:

  • Let your lawn go dormant and limit watering plants to twice a week
  • Wash your vehicle(s) at locations that recycle water
  • Reduce your showering time
  • Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes
  • Check for and fix leaks

For more tips on reducing your water use, visit

The City of Lynnwood’s water comes from the City of Everett’s Spada Lake Reservoir, which is located at the headwaters of the Sultan River and the Sultan Basin Watershed. From Spada Lake Reservoir, the water flows through a tunnel and pipeline to Chaplain Reservoir where it is held in preparation for treatment at the nearby City of Everett Treatment Plant. After treatment, the drinking water is pumped to Alderwood Water District facilities in South Everett. The District transports the drinking water to reservoirs just north of Lynnwood. The Lynnwood distrubution system is supplied from these reservoirs. Each year, the City of Lynnwood publishes an Annual Water Quality Report which is available online at

For more information on Lynnwood’s water source and the voluntary water reduction, visit the City of Everett’s website.

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