Overview

The City of Sequim operates and maintains water and sewer utility enterprises. The drinking water system consists of 2,347 connections, six wells, Ranney collector system, four reservoirs, 543 fire hydrants and 65 miles of water lines. The sewer system includes 2,519 connection, 4 sewer lift stations, 73 miles of sewer line and a Class A Water Reclamation Facility.

For information utility rates and payments go to Finance/Utility Billing.

The key goals of the Water and Sewer Utilities are to:

  • Provide residential and commercial customers with superior customer service
  • Supply safe drinking water
  • Furnish a safe and reliable sewer collections system
  • Comply with all state and federal requirements and regulations
  • Establish a water conservation program with drinking water customers, encouraging customer input (This would be in partnership with other city utilities, possibly Clallam PUD, Clallam County and other partners)
  • Continue the City’s vision of the state of the art Water Reclamation Facility (WRF)
  • Promote the use of Reclaimed Water
  • Research and implement water and sewer systems, with pride and professionalism
  • Fund stormwater programs since infiltration of stormwater helps recharge groundwater and wells, and because stormwater entering the sewer system is illegal and needs to be managed 
  • Continue operator and collections staff training and Safety Programs
  • Review and adjusts rates if needed
  • Maintain and follow a 6-year capital improvement plan (CIP)

The City of Sequim’s Drinking Water and Sewer Systems will continue to improve and expand in conjunction with customer service, water quality, and water sustainability and also provide residents with a safe, reliable sewer and treatment system. With the large investment the City has made in the water and sewer systems and with progressive thought, city staff continues to follow this direction.

In 2012 we took efforts to conserve drinking water by conducting a leak detection survey and repairs of the leaks in the water system. The city recently completed an expansion project at the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), increasing capacity to 1.67 million gallons per day. The WRF continues to produce 100% Class "A" Reclaimed Water and Class “A” EQ Biosolids. The City will continue to investigate uses of Reclaimed Water and Biosolids regionally. One key item for drinking water conservation is the city’s production of Reclaimed Water. As the city expands the Reclaimed Water distribution system more customers will be identified and connected, conserving our drinking water resources.

For more information please contact Pete Tjemsland at 360-683-4908.