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


City of Pateros

Parks/Public Works Department


The City of Pateros has a current opening in the Parks/Public Works Department.  This position is a non-exempt position performing manual to journey level work in the parks, streets, buildings and utilities of the City of Pateros.

 This is a full time position, wage scale ranging from $3,207 to $3,336 per month plus benefits.  Desirable qualifications include a valid commercial driver’s license, Public Pesticide License, irrigation and landscape maintenance, water certifications and heavy equipment operation. The position requires the ability and willingness to perform manual labor, including lifting of heavy objects. Background check and drug test will be required before hiring.  Applicant must have a valid WA State Driver’s License and provide current driving record from DOL.  Experience in similar position is desirable.

 A complete job description and application can be obtained by calling (509) 923-2571, or email When submitting application, please include a resume and cover letter. 


Position is open until filled.





City Hall will be closed  February 18th for President's Day

February regular Council meeting has been moved to Tuesday, February 19th at 6PM, due to President's Day. 




If you have a frozen line for more than a day, Please contact City Hall so we can protect your service line and our mainline. 


City Hall 923-2571

Weekend Contact

Doug Kirk, Water Manager (509) 449-1899

Jord Wilson, Public Works Supervisor (509) 449-9670


During Cold Weather, Take Preventative Action

When the weather is very cold outside, run a very small steady stream of water through the pipe. This helps prevent pipes from freezing. It is very unlikely that a homeowner will run enough water to incur overage charges. A few dollars of overage charges is still much cheaper than hiring a plumber out for repairs to a broken line.


- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be         sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily             suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you             can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
- If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no      lower than 55° F

Always contact the City to shut off a meter.

Winter Scene of Old Pateros


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. 


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
Go to to OPT-IN to alert system.



Stage 1

Wednesday February 20


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.



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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.