City Hall Hours 8:00 - 4:30

Phone: (509) 923-2571


 Pateros is located in the sunny foothills of the eastern Cascades and on the shores of the Columbia and Methow Rivers. It is located on US-97, the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway, and the Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway. Pateros was officially incorporated on May 1, 1913. Pateros has a current population of 565. We are at the center of all your recreation activities. We have two water-front hotels, RV and boating facilities, dining establishments, bakery and entertainment, hardware/sporting goods store and numerous festivals in our lakeside parks, including the famous Apple Pie Jamboree. We welcome you to set up your recreation basecamp in Pateros and enjoy all four seasons of outdoor activities!


-Carlene Anders, Mayor

Pateros Water User,

Our water system is gravity feed, and with the completion of the new reservoir on Cemetery Road, water pressure at your house went up by over 20 psi in December. Residents in the lowest pressure zones along Riverside Drive and in the downtown are at about 75-80 psi, whereas residents along Ives Street are at about 50 psi, depending on the elevation of your house in relationship to the new reservoir. Water consumption is up by 52% in the month of April compared to April 2018.

New pressures will increase the amount of water your irrigation systems use.  Please adjust the amount of time, days, and nozzles so that your irrigation systems water efficiently, but don’t waste water. If you have questions call Jord at City Hall, 923-2571


Jord Wilson, City Administrator/Public Works Supervisor


Reservoir Under Construction 2018


Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning a CAMP plan for Alta Lake and Bridgeport State Parks. State Parks prepares land use plans through an agency-wide planning system called Classification and Management Planning or CAMP. CAMP is a multi-staged, public participation-based planning process for individual parks that culminates with adoption of park land classifications, a long-term park boundary, and a park management plan. The combination of these deliverables constitutes a land use plan. The CAMP process typically takes ten to fifteen months to complete.



Lakeshore Drive in front of the post office parking lot will be closed during the months of May and June for the Downtown Well House Project. There will not be a turnaround option for larger vehicles. To access the post office, library and other businesses, the community will need to use the entry off of Commercial Avenue. City Hall, Dr. Carlson's, Sweet River bakery, Central Building, Pateros Garden Apts and Thomason Law Offices will have access off of Lakeshore Drive. 


Alta Lake Around 1900

Do you have some pictures of Pateros you would like to share with our Museum? Contact City Hall at or (509) 923-2571


For City Utility Emergencies 

After hours or on weekends, please call 
City Administrator - Jord Wilson 449-9670
Sewer Dept. - Mike Lambert 733-0610
Water Dept. - Doug Kirk 449-1899
Parks Dept.  - 

Emergency Alert System

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Tips when experiencing manganese or sediments in your water:

  • First, run cold water in your tub until the water runs clear. This will allow for sediment/manganese to work its way through the system.
  • Take screens off sinks, and check for trapped particles if low pressure.
  • Run cold water in your sinks till the water runs clear
  • Check for discolored water before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. Re-wash, do not dry stained clothes.
  • Other appliances, like icemakers, dishwasher, and washers may have screens.
  • In some cases, slight discoloration may linger. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water and not the quality. No health hazards are associated with discolored water from manganese and sediment.

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Did you know?
Estimated Faucet Leakage Rates (number of drips)
60 drops/minute=192 gallons/month
90 drops/minute = 31 gallons/month
120 drops/minute = 429 gallons/month
Make sure your home is leak-free. when you are certain that no water is being used, take a reading of the water meter. Wait 30 minutes and then take a second reading. If the meter readings change, you have a leak! You can call Pateros Water Department, 923-2571, if you need help finding your meter.