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RESOLUTION NO. 2043 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> ANACORTES AMENDING THE CITY OF ANACORTES WATER <br /> SYSTEM PLAN TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL PROPERTY FOR WATER <br /> TREATMENT PLANT USE <br /> WHEREAS,the City Council adopted a Water System Plan in 2011 and an update in 2018, that <br /> provides plans for the City water system to ensure the system can meet the water needs of <br /> Anacortes and its regional customers, with an additional update anticipated in 2022; and <br /> WHEREAS, the current Water System Plan(WSP) includes the property that the City currently <br /> owns for the Water Treatment Plant, Skagit County Parcels P21669 and P21797, which are the <br /> site of the Water Treatment Plant; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City anticipates the need to expand its plant footprint within the current WSP <br /> cycle to meet the needs of forecasted customer use; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City held a customer meeting at the regular City Council meeting on May 13, <br /> 2019, where the proposed update was summarized and described; and <br /> WHEREAS, the acquisition of P 21746 will provide space to add and/ or expand the process <br /> wastewater settling lagoons. Larger lagoon area will enable more effective long-term operation <br /> of the WTP as the water production rates increase to meet projected water system demands; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the acquisition of P 21746 will provide space to add greater treated water storage <br /> capacity, i.e. a new storage reservoir. A second treated water storage reservoir has been <br /> planned since 2008, but constructing a second reservoir within the existing city-owned property <br /> at the site would require that some older structures be removed. The removal of some of the <br /> older structures may not be feasible due to environmental as well as funding constraints. <br /> WHEREAS, the acquisition of P 21746 will allow the City to meet City and/or wholesale <br /> customers' water demands if they increase more rapidly than is currently projected, by allowing <br /> the City to add additional treatment capacity (pre-treatment, filters, and process wastewater <br /> lagoons) beyond the current WTP rated capacity of 42 million gallons per day (MGD). In such <br /> case, new treatment facilities would need to be located outside the existing WTP site. <br /> WHEREAS, the City now wishes to amend the WSP to include plans to acquire additional <br /> property adjacent to the plant, specifically Skagit County Parcel Number P21746. <br />