Click to Home
Go To Search
RSSPrintEmailFacebookTwitter
Water System Timeline
North Bend's Water System History
If you have any questions about the facts and timelines listed below, please contact the Public Works Department at (425) 888-0486.

Late 1940s - Early 1950s
The city’s first public water system was constructed in the Clough Creek watershed near Rattlesnake Mountain. The system consisted of a small concrete dam and a 225,000-gallon water reservoir.

Winter 1964-1965
As a result of flooding and landslides during the 1964-1965 winter, the city relocated the water system intake 1,600 feet upstream of the existing facilities.

1967-1968
Development of spring on west side of Mt. Si resulting in a 1,500 gallons per minute source pump station, transmission main, and 0.5 MG storage tank at Clough Creek. Clough Creek intake maintained as emergency source only.

1980
Clough Creek facilities abandoned as condition of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services grant agreement acceptance for water system improvements.

1986
Infiltration gallery built at Mt. Si Spring to protect from surface water intrusion.

1991
2.0 MG reservoir constructed near Interstate 90 Exit 31 to meet increased demands.

1992
Application for additional water rights made to the Washington State Department of Ecology.

1993
A 0.75 MG tank and two-pump station constructed for Forster Woods and Rock Creek Ridge Developments.

1999
During development of the Comprehensive Water Plan, the city found demand for water had exceeded rights for withdrawal at Mt. Si Springs. City voluntarily enters development moratorium.

2000-2006
City explored various sites and different scenarios for obtaining additional water.

2006
Exploratory well drilled at public works site. Hobo Springs suggested as source of mitigation water to lessen impact of drawdown on Snoqualmie River.

September 27, 2007
Washington State Department of Ecology publishes Report of Examination.

April 10, 2008
Washington State Department of Ecology issues city water right permit to appropriate 3,094 acre feet per year at no greater than 2,646 gallons per minute.

2008
Hobo Springs mitigation pipeline, intertie to Sallal Water Association well, and NB-3 production well construction begins.

April 7, 2009
Development moratorium expires.

2010
Hobo Springs mitigation pipeline and NB-3 Centennial well projects accepted as complete.