What was once a crucial utility structure for the a community water system in Marysville (4 miles North of Everett) now stands as a towering landmark that represents the community’s heritage. In fact the Marysville Historical Society now utilizes an image of this sky-reaching water towerfor their organization’s logo.
One might ask why such towers were needed to begin with and the answer is simply about the fact that a high column of water creates enough pressure to for water in the streets to flow to the houses that need it. In the day of these massive monuments to H2O, the earth’s gravityand an elevated height were all that was needed to keep the water flowing where needed. Now high-tech pumping stations have alleviated the need for such towers; in fact the Marysville Water Tower (located in Comford Park) is no longer in use and it stands only in a symbolic nature.
Marysville has celebrated this grand piece of architecture though and the city government has made it the focal point of their annual holiday light parade and Christmas festivities in the park. With all the razzle dazzle of live music, a visiting Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, a bonfire and warm cocoa and treats, the Marysville Water Tower is the centerpiece with its grand Holiday lighting ceremony. Indeed the countdown of excitement leads to a brilliant display of luminescence crowning the structure for all to see from miles and miles away.