Major project

Published July 6, 2011 / by Steve Berentson

Crews continue to work below ground level as construction continues at the Anacortes City Water Treatment Plant in Mount Vernon. The project, essentially a re-build of a 40-year-old plant, will be complete in mid-year 2013. The Skagit River, which occasionally floods in this area, is located just beyond the dike at the top of this photograph. The city supplies not only Fidalgo Island, but the City of Oak Harbor and NAS Whidbey as well. See the “Public Works” section of www.cityofanacortes.org for more photos and details on this project.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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