June 1st, 2017
Treatment Plant now four years old
May 11, 2013 was a memorable day, when City Public Works Director Fred Buckenmeyer (right) hosted a celebration of the new $58 million water treatment plant on the Skagit River. Then Mayor Dean Maxwell presided over one of the largest public utility expansion projects in the state at that time (from February 2011 to May 2013). In addition to providing water for the city, the WTP provides water for commercial businesses, industry and agriculture. Among the city’s water clients are the City of Oak Harbor and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The utility serves 56,000 residential customers and thousands of businesses in Skagit and Island counties. The WTP produces about 42 million gallons per day. Buckenmeyer is pictured here with project contractor Brandt Barnes.