History of Mossyrock Public Works
The City of Mossyrock water system started as a privately owned water system know as the Birley Water System. The Birley Water System was purchased by the City of Mossyrock in 1968. The City of Mossyrock built and installed the first sewer system in the spring of 1968. The hiring of the first Public Works Superintendent occurred April of the same year with wages of $500 a month. Prior to the creation of the public works department the Town Marshal was responsible for the maintenance of the streets, storm water system, trees and lawn care.
City of Mossyrock Public Works Present
The Mossyrock Public Works Department currently has 3 full time employees ~ Tony Poukkula, Treven Sarber and Josh Workman.
Damon Stevens ~ Wastwater & Water Operations, Contractor.
Mossyrock Public Works maintains approximately 5 miles of roadways, 30 + miles of water and sewer pipes. Over 500 homes are serviced by Mossyrock water system which is fed by two wells.
2019 WATER QUALITY REPORT
Water System ID #56350
Our water District services 423 hook-ups. The water is pumped from two different wells, located on Isbell Rd. Each well has a capacity capable of supplying our water needs. The primary well is used daily to supply our water. The backup well is reserved for the eventuality of an emergency and our primary well cannot supply the required water.
Water pumped from the wells is then treated with chlorine for disinfection purposes. Chlorine levels are monitored daily to ensure that appropriate and adequate levels are maintained at all times. The water is then pumped into two reservoirs, the main reservoir is located above town on Mossyrock Road East and the other located off of Coleman Road and gravity fed to your property thru your water meter.
Daily, monthly and annually we randomly test different components of your water to ensure that it remains safe for consumption. Samples are tested in our own laboratory in addition to independent state certified testing laboratories. As in past years, your tap water has met, if not exceeded all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State drinking water health standards.
All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably expected to contain small amounts of contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk as the EPA has set secondary and maximum contamination levels for all contaminants in water that pose a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.
Sources of drinking water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and in some cases, can pick up substances including: organic chemical contaminants, synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring. The EPA regulates the amount of contaminants in water provided by public water systems while the FDA regulates limits in bottled water.
Conservation is important to the entire planet. Please do your part and help conserve water! If you have concerns regarding potential water leakage please contact City Hall at (360) 983-3300
We encourage you to attend our city council meetings held monthly at the Community Center on State Street. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7pm.
Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Your water District is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.
For information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from Safe Drinking Water Hotline or online at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Please contact City Hall if you would like a copy of the 2019 Annual Water Quality Report.
ALL CUSTOMERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A $300.00 DEPOSIT BEFORE SERVICES ARE MADE ACTIVE
BASIC CHARGES COVER 2,250 GALLONS OF USAGE PER MONTH
PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY 4:30PM THE 25TH OF THE MONTH
$15.00 LATE FEE APPLIES TO PAYMENTS NOT RECEIVED BY THE DUE DATE AND TIME
WATER SHUT OFF/TURN ON FEE ~ $50.00 IF NOT PAID BY DATE AND TIME POSTED ON DELINQUENT NOTICE
Water Rates Increase 5% January 1st of Each Year
6% Utility Tax added to Water Charges
6% Utility Tax added to Sewer Charges
WATER/SEWER MONTHLY FEES INSIDE CITY LIMITS
WATER – $28.13
WATER OVERAGE – $0.005 PER 1 GALLON
SEWER – $54.53
SEWER OVERAGE – $0.0033 PER 1 GALLON
TOTAL BILL = $82.66 PLUS OVERAGE & UTILITY TAXES
WATER/SEWER MONTHLY FEES OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
WATER – $41.20
WATER OVERAGE – $0.0074 PER 1 GALLON
SEWER – 77.34
SEWER OVERAGE – $0.0049 PER 1 GALLON
TOTAL BILL WATER ONLY = $41.20 PLUS OVERAGE & UTILITY TAX
TOTAL BILL WATER & SEWER = $118.54 PLUS OVERAGE & UTILITY TAXES
METERS ARE READ IN THE FOLLOWING MONTHS
*February, April, June, August, October and December
OVERAGE WILL SHOW ON THE FOLLOWING MONTH'S STATEMENT
* BASIC CHARGE MONTHS
*January, March, May, July, September and November