Water for the Olympic View system comes from two sources. About sixty (60) percent is purchased from the City of Seattle. The water from Seattle originates at the South Fork Tolt River Watershed, located on the western hills of the North Cascade mountains in east King County. This area receives between 90 to 160 inches of precipitation each year, which produces approximately 100 million gallons of drinking water per day. The remaining forty (40) percent is produced at the District’s Deer Creek Treatment Plant located in the Town of Woodway.
Treatment of the South Fork
Before entering the main supply lines, water from the South Fork Tolt River Watershed passes through a screen house to filter out debris, and then through an innovative filtration plant that uses ozone to disinfect the water and carbon filters to remove particulate matter. Lastly, water is treated to provide ongoing disinfection, fluoridation, and corrosion control.
The District is also responsible for 24×7 operations and maintenance of a sanitary sewage collection system that is treated at the City of Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Saving Water Partnership
The District is proud to be a part of a group of local water utilities in Seattle and King County who are working together to help customers save water and money. Known as the Saving Water Partnership, we are working to implement a 1% Water Conservation Initiative: to reduce personal and business water consumption 1% every year for ten years.
To find out what kind of rebates are available to you and for a wealth of information on how you can reduce your water consumption, visit the Saving Water Partnership’s website by clicking here.