June 5, 2013 - In March, General Manager Dan Hammer announced his retirement after serving the District for 43 years. The next two months entailed noticed Board of Commissioner special meetings, wide-reaching recruitment efforts, and interviews with top candidates. In May, the Board of Commissioners made their selection and offered the General Manager position to Jim Voetberg. Mr. Voetberg commenced his employment today. You can read more about Jim in our summer newsletter.
March 11, 2013 - Online Bill Pay is now available. Customers can pay their bills by credit card or e-check, online or over the telephone.
October 17, 2012 - At the October 17, 2012 Board of Commissioners meeting, staff was authorized to move forward with making online bill payment options available to our customers. The service will become available in the early part of 2013.
August 1, 2012 - Gray & Osborne, the District engineers, reported on the recent smoke testing conducted in the District service area from May 8, 2012 to May 10, 2012, in the northernmost service area: Lift Station #9 and Lift Station #10 sanitary sewer collection basis, which covers approximately 765 acres, 92,000 lineal feet of sanitary sewer main, and 1,760 homes. These basins were targeted because the existing system is relatively old and has a significant amount of concrete sewer main. The smoke testing identified 25 locations where inflow could enter the system. The 25 problems identified included four downspouts, one private driveway drain, one street catch basis, nine cleanouts without covers, and five cracked pavement issues. Staff will work with property owners who need to correct issues.
January 5, 2011 - On September 1, 2000, the Airport Rd. annexation area was annexed into the City of Everett. At the January 5, 2011 public meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the transfer of water accounts and facilities in the Airport Rd. annexation area to the City of Everett. Water customers within this area received their final water billing from the District at the end of December. The next and all subsequent water billings within this area will be issued by the City of Everett. Customers within this annexation area will continue to received sewer service and billing from the District. In addition, the District will no longer be billing for surface water for any of its customers within the City of Everett.
December 15, 2010 - At the December 15, 2010 public meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a water rate increase, effective January 1, 2011, which reflects the wholesale water rate increase passed on from the City of Everett (Resolution No. 170-10). The volume charge of $2.71 per 1,000 gallons will change to $2.84 per 1,000 gallons of water used (for residential accounts). The base rate and additional unit rates have also increased, which reflects the master meter charge being implemented by the City of Everett. A list of water and wastewater rates can be found under the Customer Services tab.
November 22, 2010 - The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued the 2009 Financial Statements Audit Report and Accountability Audit Report for the Audit Period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009, and stated “In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District, as of December 31, 2009 and 2008, and the changes in financial position and cash flows thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles general accepted in the United States of America.”
January 6, 2010 - On October 11, 2006 the Board of Commissioners approved Resolution No. A-1599 regarding automatic service rate adjustments, stating "Whenever the City of Everett increases its wholesale charge for water or filtration . . . the base rate and volume charge for each customer class shall be automatically adjusted to reflect the increase." At the January 6, 2010 public meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a water rate increase, effective January 1, 2010, which reflects the wholesale water rate increase passed on from the City of Everett (Resolution No. 133-10). The volume charge of $2.58 per 1,000 gallons will change to $2.71 per 1,000 gallons of water used (for residential accounts). A list of water and wastewater rates can be found under the Customer Services tab.
December 16, 2009 - The President of the Board of Commissioners made a presentation to outgoing Commissioner Richard Andrews, thanking him for his 12 years of service as a Commissioner.
November 4, 2009 - The General Manager reported that Big Gulch Wastewater Treatment Facility Aeration Basin "B" Ditch project is on line. The estimated annual power cost savings is $11,204.
September 14, 2009 - The Board of Commissioners approved Resolution No. 118-09 adopting the 2009 Comprehensive Water System Plan.
August 5, 2009 - The Board of Commissioners changed the September 15, 2009 meeting to September 14, 2009. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
June 17, 2009 – The Board authorized the General Manager to execute a Joint Project Agreement with the City of Mukilteo for the installation of the water main in Mukilteo Lane. This project will keep the water main out of the paved road and away from the steep slope area.
May 6, 2009 – A public hearing was held on the proposed sale of real property at 4902 76th St SW (former Olympus Terrace Sewer District Administration building). No written or verbal public comments were received, and the Board approved the sale of the property to the City of Mukilteo.
April 6, 2009 – The Big Gulch Segment 3 Public Works Contract was awarded to HDD Company Inc., the lowest responsive responsible bidder. A Notice to Proceed was issued on April 13, 2009.
April 1, 2009 – The wastewater treatment plant was officially named the Big Gulch Wastewater Treatment Facility. Treatment plant manager Gil Bridges requested the name in order to identify the facility.
February 9, 2009 – The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued the 2007 Financial Statements Audit Report and Accountability Audit Report for the Audit Period January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007, and stated “In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Mukilteo Water District, as of December 31, 2007, and the changes in financial position and, where applicable, cash flows thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles general accepted in the United States of America.”
January 7, 2009 – Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone, the engineer for the Big Gulch Segment 2 Improvements Project, recommended that work be accepted as complete. The Board approved the recommendation.
June 11, 2008 – The District name was officially changed from Mukilteo Water District to Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District.
November 27, 2007 – District ratepayers voted to merge the Olympus Terrace Sewer District into the Mukilteo Water District.