Fall 2019
Newsletter for Fall 2019
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I always look forward to fall. I so enjoy the tree leaves turning color, the fun athletic events whether high school, college or professional, and our various performances throughout the community. And of course those special holidays and events; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Holiday Market, and Christmas -- all events which bring families and the community together.

Also for a community like Edmonds, every two years we have the opportunity to elect fellow community members to govern the city. This year, because of some elected leaders stepping down or running for another office, we have the opportunity to elect a new mayor and four council members.

Yes, Edmonds always has a large turnout in municipal elections. We know our community pays close attention and lets elected leaders know their opinion through local, regional, and national elections. As I recall, the turnout when I was first elected Mayor was in the 60% range... a very sizable vote for a local election.

I hope in the coming weeks you will pay very close attention to the various candidates and races, read their mailing pieces and the news articles in The Beacon and My Edmonds News, and attend one of the several election forums and debates in the city.

Get out and vote! (Please)

Mayor Dave Earling 
NAMH logo HIGHresOctober is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM), a coast-to-coast recognition of the importance of culture in America. Established in 1993, NAHM is a month-long celebration focusing on the arts at local, state, and national levels.

The program encourages individuals and organizations to participate in the arts and offers a vehicle for local government agencies and businesses to show their support for the arts. The program's goal is to raise awareness of the integral role the arts and humanities play in our communities and daily lives.

At the October 1st Edmonds City Council meeting, Mayor Earling will declare October "Arts & Humanities Month in Edmonds". Residents are encouraged to participate in, or attend a humanities program or arts event in Edmonds. A representative list of events and presentations in October can be found in the Edmonds Arts Commission Arts Bulletin.

For more information about NAHM, go to: https://www.americansforthearts.org/events/national-arts-and-humanities-month.

Water QualityCity staff is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the City's water distribution system for a constant and safe delivery of potable water to over 10,000 accounts.

Edmonds drinking water is purchased from the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District who in turn sources their water from the City of Everett. The original water source is Spada Reservoir, located at the headwaters of the Sultan River about 30 miles east of Everett. From the Spada Reservoir, the water travels through a pipeline to the City of Everett Treatment facility at the Chaplain Reservoir.

The Water Division is responsible for the maintenance, operation and delivery of constant and safe potable water to over 10,000 customer accounts through 138 miles of distribution mains, 18 pressure reducing stations, three 1.5 million gallon reservoirs, and one three-million gallon reservoir and pumping station.

Click here to for the 2019 Annual Water Quality Report.