The Anacortes Water Treatment Plant has been supplying its customers with safe and superior quality drinking water for over 91 years. In 2013, Anacortes completed a new, state-of-the-art water treatment plant to meet increased demand.
While conducting a demolition assessment of the old Anacortes Water Treatment Plant, samples taken of building materials and soil were found to contain PCBs and minimal levels of lead and arsenic — all common compounds for 1970s era buildings.
Public Works officials immediately reviewed all water sample records and determined there was no threat to public health and that the water was safe. A further assessment by independent experts confirmed the water is safe and that there is no threat to customers, current and former employees, or water treatment plant visitors.
The City of Anacortes recently provided these reports to the Washington State Department of Ecology, and we will work with them to establish and implement a cleanup strategy for the old water treatment facility.
We are committed to a safe demolition of the old water treatment plant.