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May 31, 2018
Mundt Creek intake improvements
Location: Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County
General contractor: Trico Cos.
Owner/developer: Skagit County Public Utilities District
Primary designer: HDR Engineering
For Skagit PUD, maintaining and improving valuable assets play a significant role in being a good steward of water resources.
Of the more than 150 public water systems in Skagit County, the Judy Reservoir system ranks as the most important due to the large number of customers served and its role as the county-wide satellite management agency. In the Cultus Mountain watershed, Mundt Creek is one of four streams and provides 16 percent of the water for Judy Reservoir.
A diversion was constructed in 1967 to collect water through a 6-by-4-foot screen on Mundt Creek' streambed into an intake structure. Clogged with debris, the structure limited the required water diverted to the reservoir. Old screen technology, eroding concrete and constant maintenance necessitated replacement.
Skagit PUD designed a new screen and headworks structure. The screen is self-cleaning to eliminate maintenance and the improved structure captures more water from the creek. Trico was selected to build the new intake.