City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington, Whidbey Island's Premier Waterfront Community

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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507
info@oakharbor.org

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Water Services

 

Your Water Division working for you

 
The Water Division supplies water to you our customer through approx 90 miles of water main lines. We purchase our water from the City of Anacortes who draws from the Skagit River. The water is continually monitored and tested to meet all State Department of Health Standards. Water is used for potable water, for irrigation and for fire protection.
The Water Division maintains water mains and water service lines up to and including the meter. The water service line from the meter to the house is the owner’s responsibility
 
For problems with a water meter, water pressure or with taste and odor problems
Contact the Public Works Shop M-F 279-4750
For after hour and weekend emergencies
(Such as water leaks and water line breaks out in the street and up to the meter)
Contact I-Com 679-9567.
 
Note: If a customer requests water to be shut off or turned on after normal working hours due to activation or deactivation of an account. The customers account will be charged an after hours turn on/off fee of $75.00.
 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Does the City add Fluoride in my water?
Yes we add Fluoride to the State standards (1 part per million) which is considered an ideal level by the American Dental Association for dental health.
 
Why is Chlorine in my water?
Chlorine is a disinfectant that acts as health insurance against the possible occurrence of disease causing pathogens. If this type of contaminate were present in the water, chlorine would kill it. Chlorine dosages in your water are low between .2 part per million to 1.0 part per million.
 
What do I do if my water has a funny taste?
Taste or odor in water can come from many things. Fluctuating levels of Chlorine. Large amounts of organic matter in the river due to flooding and the taste of chemicals that are used to remove that matter. Water that has sat in the water mains or service lines for long periods of time. The water is still safe to drink. Try to run the faucet for a little while and see if it goes away. If it doesn’t clear up contact the water Division and we will check it out and possibly we might have to flush the water main.
 

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