Glacier Water District provides pure and plentiful water to the Town of Glacier, Mt. Baker Rim Community Club, Snowline Community Club and Snowater. Glacier Water District is a municipal corporation formed in 1975. It is managed by three Commissioners that have been elected to six-year terms. There are two full time employees: Water Distribution Manager and Office Manager. Glacier Water District facilities are operated by a State certified water distribution manager.
In 1999, a diesel generator was installed in the main pump house in case of a power failure. The generator is designed to automatically start when there is a power outage. This will ensure that there will be no interruption in the flow of water for personal use and for fire protection.
In 1997, Glacier Green was added to the Glacier Water District service area. This is comprised of 23 parcels of property with an independent water source and supply system. In October of 2013, Glacier Green was tied into the Glacier Springs water system. This upgrade provided better quality and quantity of water.
Glacier Water District is committed to producing safe and reliable water for all of our customers’ needs. In order to ensure that tap water is safe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prescribes regulations that require utilities to monitor regularly for numerous substances in the water it provides. This testing is performed by an independent laboratory certified by the EPA and the State of Washington. All testing by Glacier Water District is conducted in compliance with current regulations. Glacier Water District performs one bacteriological water test every month. In addition, periodic tests are made for inorganic chemicals, volatile organic compounds, lead and copper, nitrates, EDB, DBCP, asbestos, radium, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides.