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.

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?

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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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