City Hall Hours 8:00 - 4:30

Phone: (509) 923-2571

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 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

HOLIDAY CLOSING
City Hall and Public Works will be closed
January 21st for MLK Day
January Council has been rescheduled for January 22nd at 6PM

Sunrise_1.2.2019.jpgHAPPY 2019!

1.17.2019

The Water Department has received complaints about strong chlorine smells and tastes in the water. The Water Department is still adjusting the new chlorine equipment, and is aware of the issue. Chlorine levels are higher than we normally operate with, but are within Department of Health ranges. Chlorine levels are dropping back down to our normal range, and should stabilize in the following weeks. 

1.2.2019 Water System Update

The pump system and new reservoir are working well. We continue to do testing, and so residents may experience dark or tinted water from disturbances in the distribution system. We are still fine tuning the new chlorine system, and residents may experience chlorine smells and tastes until we get the new system stabilized. 

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE WORK THROUGH THIS PROJECT! 

Please call City Hall if you have questions, concerns, or need service (509) 923-2571

 - Jord Wilson

 

POSSIBLE WATER ISSUES

  • Water pressure has been increased by 20 psi.

  • Leaks may occur in plumbing, especially in old houses. 

  • Manganese and sediment may break loose in the lines causing dark water, clogged fixtures, and clogged meters.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you have a water emergency please call City Hall 923-2571. If you are out of water, or need help please call City Hall 923-2571. The Public Works staff will be available, and prioritizing requests.

  • If you have black or dark water, turn all water off and run cold water in your tub until it runs clean. Then remove screens on sinks and run till clean.

  • If you see standing water in your yard or along the street that does not seem like snow or rain water, it may be an underground leak. Call City Hall if you think it might be a City water line leaking.  

HOW TO KEEP INFORMED:

  • Check in here at WWW.PATEROS.COM

  • If there is a water emergency residents will be informed through the Okanogan County Emergency alert systems.

 Please text and OPT-IN so we can alert you.

Text “98846” to 888777

Go to www.okanoganDEM.org to OPT-IN to alert system.   

 

 

Winter Scene of Old Pateros

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Museum is always looking for pictures and relics of Old Pateros. If you are interested in volunteering at the City Museum, or if you would like to donate or loan items to the museum, please contact City Hall. 

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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. - Justin Carrington 449-3531

Emergency Alert System

Get Signed Up

Please text and OPT-IN so we can alert you.
Text “98846” to 888777
AND
Go to www.okanoganDEM.org to OPT-IN to alert system.

SNOW SEASON NOTICE:

EXPECTED SNOW EVENTS:

Stage 1

None Anticipated

PARKING RESTRICTIONS DURING STAGE 1, 2 OR 3.

Vehicles must be moved off the street, including areas where there is designated street parking between the hours of 3am and 8am.

 

City Goals:

  1. Improving safety for the traveling public
  2. Ensuring that emergency responders can reach our citizens
  3. Keeping people and commerce moving throughout our community

Snow Events:

  • Icy or light snow (less than 2”) – City will be plowing/sanding as needed
  • Stage 1 – 2-4” of snow expected
  • Stage 2 – 4-6” of snow expected
  • Stage 3 – Large snow events
SEE 2018-2019 Snow Response Plan for more details on how the City plans to respond to winter conditions.

  2018-2019SnowPlan.pdf

 2018-2019SnowRemovalRouteMap.pdf

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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.