The City of Stanwood is located in north Snohomish County, WA, north of the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. The City’s corporate boundary encompasses an area of approximately 2.7 square miles. The City’s existing water distribution system extends beyond the City limits. The existing water system extends south to the Sylvana Crest Subdivision on the south side of Hatt Slough and north of Drainage District 17 along Old Pacific Highway.
The distribution system extends east to 48th Avenue NW (Valde Road) and west to the Stillaguamish River and Skagit Bay. The City’s existing retail water service area encompasses an area of approximately 10 square miles. The City is responsible for providing public water service, utility management, and water system development within this area. However, requests for new water service outside the Urban Growth Area Boundary will only be granted after the area is annexed to the City or upon completion of an annexation agreement.