Welcome to the Public Works & Utilities Department
Public Works & Utilities serves a population of over 40,000 residents and businesses. The Department is responsible for a wide range of infrastructure services to our citizens involving street transportation and traffic control, storm and surface water management, potable water distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment.  These services are provided by Engineering and Operations & Maintenance.


Increases to the water, sewer and storm General Facility Charges (GFC's) was passed by City Council through adoption of Ordinance 3883 on May 15, 2012.  The implementation of the increases will be phased in over a period of 3 years, the first of which took place on the effective date of the ordinance.  The new fee schedules are provided here

76th Ave W - Waterline and Sewerline Replacement

The City of Lynnwood in conjunction with the City of Edmonds issued a Notice of Default to the contractor, Santana Trucking & Excavating, on October 9, 2013.  Contract requirements specify a 15 day cure period ending on October 24, 2013 for Santana to remedy its default.  Santana did not remedy the default during that period.  In order to complete the waterline installation and mitigate the current road conditions, Edmonds City Council has declared an emergency so that these items are addressed as quickly as possible.  See emergency project notice located here.

During this emergency project, the city will provide project progress updates and project look ahead for the upcoming week. 
The November 22 (Week 1) update is located here
The November 27 (Week 2) update is located here.
The December 6 (Week 3) update is located here.
The December 13 (Week 4) update is located here.
The December 20 (Week 5) update is located here

In addition, the City of Lynnwood and City of Edmonds are now discussing options to address the final roadway conditions.  The discussions are expected to take place over the coming weeks. 

The City of Lynnwood and the City of Edmonds are aware of the concerns raised by the public in recent weeks and intend to ensure that any inconvenience in the future to the public is as minimal as possible given the situation.

For additional project information regarding addressing the final roadway conditions please visit the City of Lynnwood website by clicking on this link.
Construction Zone Safety

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For many workers the "office" is actually a vehicle.  Everyone plays a role in maintaining a safe work zone area during roadway construction.  Be patient and drive safely through road construction sites.  Follow these tips to play your part:
  • Pay attention to the orange diamond-shaped warning signs or electronic message boards posted in advance of a road construction project.
  • Stay alert.  Minimize distractions within your car such as changing the radio station.  Dedicate your full attention to driving.
  • Pay close attention and heed directions on work zone warning signs.  Signs and work zone flaggers save lives.
  • Expect the unexpected.  Anticipate potential dangers.
  • Keep an eye out for construction workers, their equipment and vehicles, as well as the vehicles around you.
  • Watch for orange cones deliniating travel lanes or lane diversions.



Going Green - Reducing our Carbon Footprint


Through the Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), the City received funding to upgrade standard vehicle purchases to acquire hybrid and electric vehicles for its municipal fleet. 





Disaster Preparedness

The Department of Homeland Security provides an Are You Ready Guide to the citizens of this nation to help be prepared against all types of hazards.  Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters.  Communities, families and individuals should know what to do, where to seek shelter, be prepared to evacuate their home and know how to care for their basic medical needs.
As an Individual -  You have a responsibility to protect yourself and your family by knowing what to do before, during and after an event.  Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately.  You could get help in hours, or it might take days.  Disaster supply kits should be prepared for your home, work and vehicles.  Your supply kit should contain essential food, water and supplies for at least three days.   
As a Community - Most emergencies are handled at the local level, which puts a tremendous responsibility on the community for taking care of its citizens.  The local level team is made up of paid employees and volunteers from the private and public sectors.  During a disaster, the City Public Works Department becomes the backup Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  The City Public Safety Complex is the primary facility.  The EOC is a central command and control facility established to identify damage and hazards, assess potential risk to the community, identify needs, provide shelter, etc.
To view FEMA publications on disaster preparedness, visit the Community and Family Preparedness webpage. 


Report a Problem

For AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES: Call 911 - the operator will dispatch a utility crew member as required.

The Public Works Department commonly responds to the following types of problems throughout our community.  In situations where the City of Edmonds may not be the responsible responding party, our staff may be able to assist you in reaching the appropriate utility, jurisdiction, etc. 

During normal working hours please contact the Public Works Department by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 425.771.0235.

Common Concerns:

Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations

Did you know there are several charging stations for electrical vehicles available in Edmonds?

Click here to seach an up-to-date map for one near you!

Contact Information

Public Works & Utilities
Administration Division
7110 210th St SW
Edmonds, WA  98026

Phone: 425.771.0235
Fax: 425.744.6057
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Public Hours:
8:00am to 4:30pm M-F
Closed Weekends and Holidays

For Emergencies Call 911

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