The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and the City of Snoqualmie today announced that they have reached an agreement to continue sewer service to the Snoqualmie Indian Reservation.
The Snoqualmie Casino, located on the Snoqualmie Indian Reservation, employs more than 1,100 people and provided more than $6.6 million in business to vendors in the local area over the past year. The agreement announced today will provide the Snoqualmie Indian Reservation access to the City’s sewer services for at least another four more years.
“We are pleased by this mutual commitment to ongoing dialogue to protect an enterprise that serves both the Tribe and the City of Snoqualmie,” said Steve de los Angeles, Council Member of the Snoqualmie Tribal Council. “This is a welcome step forward to building a relationship of trust and respect between our Tribe and the City.”
“The City of Snoqualmie is pleased to have come to a long-term, mutually beneficial solution concerning the City’s utility service to the Snoqualmie Casino,” said Mayor Matt Larson. “We believe the City’s wastewater system offers significant environmental benefits and cost efficiencies. There are many opportunities for the City and Snoqualmie Tribe to partner on local and regional initiatives, and a healthy business relationship is a great start.”
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Known as the People of the Moon, Snoqualmie tribal members were signatories to the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855.
Established in 1903, the City of Snoqualmie is located in the heart of the Mountains to Sound Greenway. While its population has increased dramatically over the past 15 years – being one of the fastest growing cities in Washington – City leadership is focused on smart growth, environmental preservation, and sustainability in partnership with neighboring cities and regional organizations.