Public Services

Table of Contents


Barry Johnson

Household (Your Property)

Recommended by your neighbors (on Nextdoor)

Businesses in Echo Lake Community

Electrical Permits (State Inspector)   425-290-1300

Flood Information (informational recordings)

Housing:   Low Income Assistance

Septic System Records County - DAVE (Drainfield Awareness and Vital Education) 

Snohomish County Assessor - Records


Customer Service 1-888-225-5773 PSE | Welcome to Puget Sound Energy

Public Utility District (PUD)

Call 425-783-1001  (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Toll Free 1-877-783-1001

Online  Click Here

PUD Street Lights and Area Lights

Natural Gas

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) introduced Washington territory to gas lighting in 1873. Today they operate the state's largest natural-gas distribution system, serving nearly 800,000 gas customers in six counties.

All the gas is transported into the area through large interstate pipelines. This gas is then distributed to customers through more than 26,000 miles of PSE-owned gas mains and service lines. About half the gas is obtained from producers and marketers in British Columbia and Alberta, and the rest comes from Rocky Mountain States.

To contact Puget Sound Energy (PSE) click HERE.

To report an outage click HERE.

If you suspect that you have a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately and call us at 1-888-225-5773 or dial 911.


Cross Valley Water -  For after hours emergencies only, please call (360) 668-6766.

Information for Private Well Owners

Private Wells Document

United States Postal Service - Informed Delivery

How many times has the USPS just missed the mark.  Your mail ends up in the wrong box or arrives when you least expect it.  In some cases we don't know when a package is scheduled to arrive.  The other carriers seem to do a little better job most of the time.  Well, there is a way to improve your life just a little, by signing up for Informed Delivery.

Informed Delivery is a free and optional notification service that gives residential consumers the ability to digitally preview their letter-sized mailpieces and manage their packages scheduled to arrive soon. Informed Delivery makes mail more convenient by allowing users to view what is coming to their mailbox whenever, wherever – even while traveling – on a computer, tablet or mobile device. To automate the sortation and delivery of mail, the United States Postal Service® (USPS) digitally images the front of letter-sized mailpieces that run through automation equipment. USPS is now using those images to provide digital notifications to users in advance of the delivery of physical mail. Informed Delivery benefits the entire household, ensuring that everyone has visibility into mail and package delivery each day. Informed Delivery allows users to take action before important items reach their mailbox.

For more information and to Sign-Up....

Internet Providers

There are two terrestrial  providers in our community at present:

Cell Phone Providers

There are many cell phone providers that could serve our community, however only three stand out for popularity and function:

What cell service provider do you connect with from home?  Please send your thoughts to so we can let the community know there are options.

Roads & Transportation

Snohomish County Public Works

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)




Urgent Care


AIDS - Health District     425-339-5298

Snohomish Public Health   425-339-5200   3020 Rucker Av, Everett

State Department of Health

Information for Private Well Owners

Drought 2019

Residential Water Information - The mission of the Office of Drinking Water is to protect the health of the people of Washington state by ensuring safe and reliable drinking water.  For in-depth information click HERE.

Health Department Publications -  This has a broad range of information relating to keeping us healthy and alive.

Public Schools

Monroe School District - The school district includes five elementary schools, two middle schools, two alternative schools and Monroe High School.  School children in this area typically are bused to Maltby Elementary School and Hidden River Middle School.   The district provides School Bus Routes, Special Education, Running Start, and a host of other services and programs.  Jim Langston  serves as the board vice president.

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction  - The state office provides a report card for the Monroe School District.  This provides an overview of the size, operations and performance of the Monroe schools.  It's worth your review.

Maltby Elementary  -  Kindergarten, Grades 1 -5

Maltby Elementary School prepares children to think, care and be responsible. Maltby is a safe, neighborhood school where your child's life will be enriched with memorable experiences.

Maltby Elementary School was built in 1968. A covered play shed was added in 1987 and a classroom building was built in 2005 along with expansion of the main office and full modernization of the facility. The building is 50,230 square feet and sits on approximately 9.48 acres. Maltby Elementary has 25 classrooms with a capacity for 564 students.

Hidden River Middle School  -  Grades 6 - 8

As a caring community of students, staff, and parents, we at Hidden River Middle School dedicate ourselves to a program that meets the unique needs of the middle school. Through quality curriculum, consistent expectations and enrichment, students strive to be responsible citizens and develop a positive self image as they become life-long learners.

Hidden River Middle School was built in 1999. A covered play shed was added in 2002 and the addition of a gymnasium, music, and choir room occurred in 2005. The building is 60,688 square feet and sits on approximately 25.2 acres. There are 20 classrooms with a capacity for 532 students. In addition, HRMS has a natural grass play field and ball field.

Monroe High School  -  Grades 9 - 12

Monroe High School is a community of lifelong learners in which staff, students, parents and citizens cooperatively interact in a safe environment. This relationship provides meaningful, diversified opportunities to develop attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary for successful living in a changing world. We value the past, recognize responsibility to the present and have goals for the future.

Monroe High School was built in 1999 and was remodeled in 2005 to include an additional classroom wing and stadium. The building is 209,432 square feet and sits on approximately 33 acres. There are 74 classrooms and eight portables, with a capacity for 2,133 students. In addition, MHS has a synthetic athletic field with running track, a 2,000 seat covered grandstand and press booth, a 500 seat visitors bleacher, an all-weather baseball field, softball field and proactive field, and eight tennis courts.

Bookmobile for Sno-Isle Library  

The Sno-Isle Libraries is your resource, and it is no small operation.  They cover 2,260 square mile in Snhomish and Island counties, serving nearly 750,000 residents through 23 community libraries, online services and Library on Wheels.  They have more than 1.2 million books, CDs, DVDs, and eBooks available.

The Library on Wheels comes to our community the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month between 5:00 and 6:00pm.  They can be found at the Rainbow General Store, 21825 Echo Lake Rd.

For more information about the Sno-Isle Libraries and get your card,  go to 

Public Safety

Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue

Nearest Fire Station #33  -  19424 Fales Road, Snohomish, WA 98296

Station 33, Fales Road Fire Station, was opened for operation on Monday, April 1, 2019.

The 11,000 square foot fire station will provide improved response times and accessibility to the Echo Lake and Lost Lake communities while continuing to meet the District response standards for the Maltby/Paradise Lake Road communities. The new station features three apparatus bays, office and training areas, and dorms for the crew.

"We are happy announce the implementation of our long range plan of relocating crews to Fire Station 33 to better serve the communities of Maltby, Echo Lake, Lost Lake and Fales Road," said Fire Chief Gary Meek.  This day represents a milestone in our continued commitment in providing the highest quality service to the community and Earning Trust Through Action."

The crew that was assigned to Station 74, Maltby Station, have been reassigned to the new facility and the old facility will be utilized for additional needs of the district.

Fire District #7  becomes Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue

As of October 1st, 2016, Fire District 7 became a newly restructured fire district. During the August 2016 Primary Election, voters in Monroe Fire District 3 approved merging with Snohomish County Fire District 7 by almost 81 percent. Both Fire District 7 and Monroe Fire District 3 have long standing service relationships within our communities.

Today, Fire District 7 serves a population estimated to be over 116,000 residents over 98.5 square miles. The District operates eight fire stations with Station 76 located in and serving the city of Mill Creek under a contract for services. Currently, the District employs over 190 personnel including firefighter/EMTs, administrative staff and chief officers. Snohomish County Fire District 7 will undoubtedly see additional advances as it continues to meet the needs of the community. All personnel; past, present, and future can feel proud of the accomplishments made by this department during the last several decades as well as for the accomplishments yet to come.

For Emergencies call 9-1-1

For non-emergencies call  360-794-7666 or 425-486-1217

Snohomish County Administration

Adoptions 425-388-3466

Arson Investigations- Fire Marshal 425-388-3557

Arts Commission 360-805-6729

County Assessor

County Auditor

Building Permits, Inspections   425-388-3311

Burning Restrictions Info   800-595-4341

County Clerk


Drainage problems - Surface Water   425-388-3464

Elected Council

Lost & Found (County Campus)   425-388-3304

Medical Examiner 425-438-6200 9509 29th Ave W, Everett

Noise Complaints, Airport 425-388-5125 ext 2

Noise Complaints, Industrial 425-388-3311

Potholes - Public Works 425-388-7500

Planning & Development Services (PDS) 425-388-3311

Public Works

Solid Waste 425-388-3425

Recycling Recycling | Snohomish County, WA  

Surface Water Management 425-388-3464


Court, District   425-388-3331

Court, District - Probation

Court, Juvenile   425-388-7800  2801 10th St, Everett

Courts, Superior 

Snohomish Regional Drug & Gang Task Force

The Snohomish Regional Drug & Gang Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional unit, partially funded by federal money. All other support is from the individual law enforcement agencies within Snohomish County. No single agency controls the Task Force. Each member is an equal in the unit, working as a team player towards the unit's goals and objectives. Task Force personnel are drawn from law enforcement agencies throughout Snohomish County.

If you have a concern that may help this effort or need helpful advice, start with THEIR WEBSITE.

Snohomish County Human Services

Human Services   425-388-7200

Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management

The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management coordinates emergency management in partnership with the whole community to lessen the impact of disasters on people, property, the environment, and the economy.

They have full time staff working refine the plans, personnel and training to respond to any disaster within the county.  One of the most significant disasters that involve not just the staff, but many agencies working together to mitigate the risk of an earthquake.  By having a broad spectrum of personnel trained to respond and work together, many lives will be saved, during and following a major disaster.  Of particular interest to our families and the community are the following links;

Registered Sex Offenders

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990, which mandated sex offender registration, that law enforcement knew where they were living. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders is illegal and such abuse could potentially end law enforcement's ability to do community notifications. 

Because sex offenders drive their power through secrecy, the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender.

For more information about the registry notification program go to the Registered Sex Offender notification website.  Or to see the location of offenders in our area, click HERE.

Trash, Recycling & Hazardous Waste

Dropoff Locations

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are household products that contain potentially hazardous ingredients that require special care when disposing of them.  These are products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients, such as oil-based paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides. Improper disposal of HHW can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

The Snohomish County HHW facility is free to residential customers, with the exception of latex based paint .   

Pharmaceutical and medical waste is NOT accepted at any Snohomish County Solid Waste facility. To find a prescription drug and medical waste drop-off location in Snohomish County, click on a link below.

Location:  3434 McDougall Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

Phone:  425-388-6050

For more information, including acceptable items, go their website.

Some local businesses also recycle paint:  There is usually a limit on gallons per customer per day.  Other restrictions may apply such as no rattle cans,  no paint thinners, mineral spirits or paint strippers.  Check with the store for specifics. 

Wildlife & Animal Care