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Draft Stormwater Code Now Available

A draft version of ECDC 18.30 - Stormwater Management is now available

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Please direct any comments or feedback to Rob English, City Engineer (rob.english@edmondswa.gov) or Jeanie McConnell, Engineering Program Manager, (jeanie.mcconnell@edmondswa.gov).

A public meeting will be held before City Council on August 2, 2016.

In addition, a copy of the presentation from the public meetings on July 20, 2016 can be found HERE.

9th & Walnut - Expect Traffic Delays July 25th & 27th

As part of the City's overlay program, the intersection of 9th & Walnut will receive a grind and overlay next week.  Our contractor will be working through this area as quickly as possible.  Expect heavy congestion and traffic delays.  Be patient, be safe, and if at all possible avoid the intersection.

Monday, July 25th - Pavement Grind

Wednesday, July 27th - Pavement Overlay

Check the overlay website for additional updates: www.overlays.edmondswa.gov

Edmonds First Washington City to Sign On to Sustainable Cities Partnership

Joint Endeavor of Edmonds, Western Washington University and Association of Washington Cities Will Help Edmonds with Wide Array of Projects 

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds will receive a helping hand from Western Washington University students and faculty on a range of projects over the next academic year – from developing a mobile app for downtown visitors to helping reduce storm water impacts to the Edmonds Marsh – thanks to the first interlocal agreement of its kind in our state between Edmonds, Western, and the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). read more

Grand Opening for Green Resource Center on July 27

The City’s new Green Resource Center will have its Grand Opening on July 27, 1:00 pm, at Edmonds City Hall, 2nd floor.  All are welcome to attend the event.

 The Green Resource Center will provide information about “green construction” and sustainability.   (Green construction is a term for environmentally-friendly building techniques and materials.)  Because the space is part of the City’s development permit center, it will be visited by many people.

 The project started over two years ago, championed by then-City Councilmember Strom Peterson.  Mr. Peterson, now a state representative, as well as Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, will speak at the Grand Opening.

 The Green Resource Center is the result of a remodel, which opened the second floor lobby to daylight and added public space, including for displays about energy efficiency, solar access, and stormwater management.

PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND

DATE: Wednesday July 27, 2016

TIME:  1:00 PM

LOCATION: City Hall - 2nd Floor, 121 5th Avenue North, Edmonds

Parks & Recreation: NEW Registration System Coming August 2016

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Parks & Recreation: NEW Registration System Coming August 2016 
July 29 Final day to register onlinefor summer programs but in-person and phone-in still available; August 1 & 2 All patrons are encouraged to create their new account & explore the new system ACTIVE Net® (registration will not be taken these days); August 3 Fall registration opens 12am for online regsitration and 9am for in-person and phone-in. MORE DETAILS

Stormwater Code Update - Public Meetings July 20, 2016

The City is required to update our stormwater code by December 31, 2016 to meet the minimum requirements of the 2014 Ecology Stormwater Manual.  This includes reviewing and revising all development-related codes, rules, and standards to incorporate and require Low Impact Development (LID) principles and best management practices to make LID the preferred and commonly used approach to site development.  The goal is to infiltrate, disperse, and retain stormwater runoff onsite to the extent feasible.  For more information click HERE.

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We hope you will join us for one of the following meetings:

Date:  July 20, 2016

Place: Public Works - Operations and Maintenance Facility
         7110 - 210th St SW, Edmonds WA 98026

Time: 3pm - Developers, contractors, engineers and stormwater design professionals
         5pm - General public, including homeowners, business owners and residents

City Council Reinstates Human Resource Director Position

(Edmonds – WA) After almost five years without the dedicated position of a Human Resources Director, the Mayor's proposal to reinstate this position was passed 6-1 at the City Council meeting last night. After some discussion, it was evident that a majority of the Council felt like it was time to bring this position back. read more

Mayor Earling Calls Dallas Police Shootings 'Heartbreaking'; Urges Community to Increase Efforts to Promote Tolerance and Respect for All

(Edmonds, WA) –In wake of last night’s deadly shootings of 5 police officers in Dallas, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling issued a statement today calling for the Edmonds community to unite in support of their local police and to increase efforts to promote a more tolerant and diverse community for all. read more

How Are We Doing? City asks Residents to Respond to Survey.

City asks residents to respond to survey about government services and state of City. For more information click here.

Community Invited to Mayor's Town Hall at Faith Community Church

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(Edmonds, WA) – Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at the next Town Hall meeting on Thursday, August 25th, from 6:30-8:30pm at Faith Community Church, 10220 238th St SW, Edmonds. read more

Edmonds Sand Sculpting & Edmonds Outdoor Movies Nites

Edmonds Sand Sculpting & Edmonds Outdoor Movies Nites FLYER

FREE! Edmonds Sand Sculpting 10am July 20
Form a team or build on your own!  Fun, amateur contest open to all ages.  Sign up at 10am, judging at noon, awards at 12:30pm.  Bring your buckets and shovels!  Held at Marina Beach 470 Admiral Way.
FREE! Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nites July 29
Despicable Me (G)  Bring your blanket or lawn chair to watch a blockbuster hit on a giant inflatable screen!  Movie begins at dusk (around 9pm).  Refreshments will be sold.  Held at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield 700 Main Street
FREE! Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nites August 5

Top Gun (PG-13)  Bring your blanket or lawn chair to watch a blockbuster hit on a giant inflatable screen!  Movie begins at dusk (around 9pm).  Refreshments will be sold.  Held at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield 700 Main Street



July is Park & Recreation Month

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Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.  View July Park and Recreation Month Calendar | Press Release

Please Wait until After 6 pm on July 3rd to Put Out Chairs for 4th of July Parade

Rule Allows Parade-Goers to Save Seats While Also Keeping Sidewalks Safe for Pedestrians

(Edmonds, WA) – With the popular Edmonds Fourth of July Parade just days away, the City of Edmonds and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are reminding the community about the following items to ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July for all: 

  • The placement of lawn chairs and other items along the parade route will be allowed after 6pm Sunday evening, 7/3/16.
  • Please refrain from chaining or otherwise attaching chairs to each other and to stationary items such as trees, sign posts, etc. This policy is to allow parade-goers to stake out their viewing places in advance, as has been the tradition, but to also avoid the safety and access concerns of lengthy sidewalk obstructions well in advance of the Fourth.
  • After 6am on July 4th streets along the parade route will be closed to traffic by the Edmonds Police Department, so personal vehicle access to the route will not be possible until after the parade clears.  
  • Chairs and other items placed in the right-of-way along the parade route before 6pm Sunday 7/3/16 will be removed by the Public Works Department. They may be retrieved during regular business hours at the Public Works Building at 7110 - 210th Street SW. Phone: 425-771-0235. 

“Edmonds has one of the best small-town Fourth of July celebrations around, and we all look forward to the annual festivities that make this day so special,” says Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling. “Following these important rules allows everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday.”

“For 109 years, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been proud to sponsor this beloved parade and all-day party to celebrate America’s birthday,” adds Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President Greg Urban. “We want to thank everyone for helping us keep our streets and sidewalks safe during this popular celebration.” 

For more information about Edmonds 4th of July festivities, please visit the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce website at www.edmondswa.com.

 

76th Ave @ 212th St. Intersection Improvements - Construction Phase Update

Contact:       Bertrand Hauss, Transportation Engineer
bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov   425.771.0220

Construction phase UPDATE
76TH Ave. w @ 212TH ST. sW INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

(Edmonds - WA) 76th Ave W at 212th St SW is one of the busiest signalized intersections in the City and is served by two busy arterial streets. The intersection experiences long delays during peak commuting periods and school hours due to the limited capacity of the intersection. Both approaches of 76th Ave W have two shared lanes with no dedicated left turn lane. The left turn volumes are very high, and operate independently. The proposed improvements will provide dedicated left turn lanes on 76th Avenue with simultaneous turning movements during the left turn phase. This, along with the addition of right-turn pockets and new traffic signals will increase the capacity and improve intersection signal operation, traffic flow, vehicle delay, and air quality by reducing vehicle emissions. Various City utility upgrades (water, sewer, and drainage) as well as conversion of overhead utilities (both power and communications)   to underground are being incorporated into the project. Bike lanes will also be added on all approaches as part of this project, extending approximately 300’ from the intersection.

The design and right-of-way phases were completed in May, 2016 and the project was advertised for construction shortly thereafter so that construction could begin in July. A federal construction grant was secured in 2015, in the amount of $3,020,000 (with 13.5% local match from Streets and Utility Funds).  Unfortunately, the low bid received at the June 9th, 2016 bid opening was significantly greater than the resources currently available to complete the work. Edmonds City Council has therefore rejected all bids. That means construction won’t begin this July as planned and the project will need to be re-advertised in early 2017. Over the next couple of months, the City will be applying for additional grant funding to eliminate the existing budget shortfall. As soon as we can assemble the necessary funding package the City will rebid the project.

Civic Park Master Plan Open House June 23

Civic Park Master Plan Open House
Join us Thursday, June 23, 6-7:30pm, in the Edmonds Plaza Room (above the Library), 650 Main Street.  Press Release | More Information

Hazard Mitigation Plan Open House - we need your input!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2016

Hazard Mitigation Plan Open House – we need your input!

(Edmonds - WA)  Learn more about natural hazards in our area, and what the City is doing to prepare for them, by coming to a meeting hosted by the City of Edmonds and Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management.  The meeting is being held at the Edmonds Plaza Room at 650 Main Street, Edmonds, on Tuesday, June 21st, from 5 to 7 pm.

The City of Edmonds, in partnership with Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, is updating the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.  At the meeting you can learn more about the Plan, and what the City and County are doing to reduce the risks to you and your property.  For more information, call Michael Cawrse, City of Edmonds Engineering Division, at 425.771.0220.

Flags at Half Staff

flag half staffFriday, July 8, 2016 until Sunset Tuesday, July 12, 2016 ~ By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Dallas, Texas.

Flags at Half Staff -- Nice, France

flag half staffFriday, July 15, 2016 until Sunset Tuesday, July 19, 2016 ~ By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Nice, France.

FREE ~ Water Saver Kits

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The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free water-saver kits to its water customers.  There are two types of water-saver kits available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies last.

The OUTDOOR KIT includes:
¨     One heavy-duty garden hose nozzle featuring seven different types of sprays.
¨     Two garden hose repair ends and hose washers.

The INDOOR KIT includes:
¨     One reduced-flow showerhead (rated at 1.75 gallons per minute maximum) which features an adjustable spray.
¨     Two fixed faucet aerators (each rated at 1.0 gallon per minute) for bathroom or utility sinks.
¨     One small roll of Teflon tape.

ALSO at this time there is a very limited supply of the following: 
¨     Automatic shut-off watering timer devices for use with lawn sprinklers or drip irrigation hoses.
¨     Moisture meters that indicate the level of soil moisture and help prevent over or under watering.

These extra items are one each to a household only until supplies last.

City of Edmonds water customers can pick up their free kit at the main reception counter at:

Edmonds Public Works office, 7110 210th St. SW, during the business hours of 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Flags at Half Staff -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana

flag half staffMonday, July 18, 2016 until Sunset Friday, July 22, 2016 ~ By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

City Overlay Program

The Overlay contractor is set to move into Edmonds the week of June 20th.

Visit the City's new webpage www.overlays.edmondswa.gov to stay up-to-date on the latest news and scheduling.

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Edmonds Sister City Commission Looking for Host Families

Delegation of 10 Students and 2 Chaperones to Visit Edmonds in August

(Edmonds, WA) - Looking for a great way to expand your family’s global horizon? Would your children enjoy a cross-cultural experience that broadens their view of the world? Are you and your family interested in making new friends from far-away places? Then we’ve got an opportunity for you! read more

Long Time City Employee Retires

City Employee Jim Ward retired this week after 26 years of employment with the City. Jim worked most recently for the Street/Storm Department in Public Works and will be missed by many!

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From the left, Billy Ward (son), Mayor Earling, Jim Ward.

Open House for Highway 99 Subarea Plan May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16 May 2016

Contact:  Shane Hope, AICP, Development Services Director | 425.771.0220 x1216|shane.hope@edmondswa.gov

OPEN HOUSE TO SHOW IDEAS FOR HIGHWAY 99 SUBAREA PLAN

Feedback sought to help shape area’s future

(Edmonds, WA)  Ideas for the Highway 99 area’s future will be shown at an open house sponsored by the City of Edmonds on Thursday, May 19th.  The public is welcome to attend the open house anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 pm at Edmonds Swedish Hospital, 4th floor, 21601 76th Ave W., Edmonds.

Planning for the Highway 99 area got underway late last year.  The project includes identifying future transportation improvements—both pedestrian and vehicular, as well as options for future land use and next steps the City can take to achieve the vision.  Ten million dollars is reserved in Washington State’s transportation budget for improvements in this area.  Environmental impacts will be considered in the plan too. 

The May 19 open house follows a March 24th workshop where over 50 attendees participated in a visioning exercise and instant polling. Results from the workshop and other input have been refined and incorporated into draft scenarios that will be on display at the May 19 open house.

Draft scenarios will propose short and long-term visions for the Edmonds’ Highway 99 area.  Input can be provided on the scenarios, especially for potential transportation and development impacts.  Attendees may also suggest topics for the environmental review process.  City staff and consultants will be at the open house to answer questions and hear comments.

The purpose of the Highway 99 subarea planning project is to create a vision and help secure funding for the corridor.

Historically, the corridor developed with little planning guidance. Taking a more proactive approach is intended to establish a “big picture” view of the future, based on community goals such as transportation, land use, and safety.   The plan will have action steps to help implement the vision.

By late 2016, a draft Highway 99 Subarea Plan is expected to be ready for public review. It will be revised as needed and considered by the Edmonds City Council for adoption.

For more information, contact Shane Hope, Development Services Director, or Brad Shipley, Associate Planner, at the City of Edmonds, 425) 771-0220 or go online at:  http://www.edmondshwy99.org/

 

Edmonds Sister City Commission Seeks Applicants for Assistant Language Teacher in Japan

Experienced Teacher Shall Also Act as Edmonds’ Unofficial Ambassador to Hekinan 

(Edmonds, WA) - The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for a full-timeAssistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Hekinan, Japan, for a two-year term starting August 2016. The ALT will supplement the curriculum and lesson plans provided by the Japanese teacher of the class with English speaking practice and skills, as well as class presentations when requested.

for more information including pay and compensation package please click here.

May 11th Ribbon Cutting Event to Celebrate Completion of 'Missing Link' on 228th Street In Edmonds

For more information click here.

After Lengthy Review and Debate - City Council Approves Critical Areas Ordinance

Mayor Earling Concurs with Updated Version

(Edmonds, WA) - The City’s updated critical area regulations, adopted by the City Council at a May 3 public meeting, will not be vetoed by Mayor Dave Earling. read more

Narrowed List of Alternatives for Edmonds Waterfront Access Study to be Presented at May 12 Open House

Attend Online or In Person at Edmonds Library, 6:00pm-8:00pm 

(Edmonds, WA) - Join City of Edmonds representatives and the Edmonds Waterfront Access study team for an open house at the Edmonds Library on Thursday, May 12, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, to learn about the progress and next steps of the Edmonds Waterfront Access Study and offer comments. The Open House will commence at 6:00pm, with a formal presentation at 6:15pm for approximately 30 minutes, after which the Open House format will reopen to view displays, talk with the project team and provide comments. The Open House will be held at the Plaza Room atop the Edmonds Library located at 650 Main Street. Alternatively, the public can access an online open house from May 9 to May 23, 2016, at http://edmondswaterfrontaccess.publicmeeting.info. read more

Cemetery Board Invites Public to Memorial Day Program at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery

Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board cordially invite the public to attend the 34th Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 11am.  Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium is located at 100th Ave. W. and 15th St. SW, one block north of the Westgate QFC.  Click here to view the Media Release.

Community Invited to Mayor's Town Hall at Meadowdale Clubhouse

June 2nd Community Discussion Includes Updates on Critical Areas Ordinance, Highway 99 Neighborhood Plans, Emergency Medical Services, and Waterfront Access Study

(Edmonds, WA) – Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at the next Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 2nd, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Meadowdale Clubhouse at 6801 N. Meadowdale Road in Edmonds. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session. read more

City Releases Fire and Emergency Medical Services Efficiency Assessment

Independent Study Identifies Three Alternatives to Enhance Services and Cut Costs

(Edmonds, WA) - On Friday, April 22nd, Mayor Dave Earling released an independent study commissioned by the City to assess the efficiency of fire and emergency medical services provided by Snohomish County Fire District One and offer potential alternatives. read more

Governor Grants City-Requested Veto

Saves City Upwards of $50,000 Annually 

(Edmonds, WA) - On Monday April 18th Governor Inslee issued his vetoes of portions of the Legislature’s 2016 Supplemental Operating Budget, including veto of a section that would have cost the City of Edmonds upwards of $50,000 in lost tax revenue. In particular, the Legislature’s budget would have held back funds from the Fire Insurance Premium Tax, a revenue stream distributed from the state to local municipalities to help defray the costs of firefighter pensions. read more

Spark Your Knowledge on Energy! Become an Energy Steward.

Now accepting applications for the 2016 class of WSU Extension Energy Stewards. For more information click here. To apply click here.

Edmonds Public Facilities District Board Openings.

Thumbnail ECA The Edmonds Public Facilities District Board is seeking two new members. For more information please click here.

Public workshop for Highway 99 planning & visioning on March 24th...

Join us at a hands-on workshop and share your vision of the Highway 99 area on March 24th at 7pm at City Hall. Visit the project website to learn more!

Council & Mayor Appoint New Citizens Economic Development Commission Members

New nine-member commission set to convene later this month. For more information click here.

Edmonds Summer Camps Registration Open

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  View 2016 Summer Camp Brochure | Register Online

 


Construction to Close Edmonds Fishing Pier Mid-March through June

Closure for Repairs and Renovations to Popular Pier Begins March 14th

(Edmonds, WA) The City of Edmonds Fishing Pier will be closed to the public from March 14th through June of this year for repairs and renovations to the popular, yet aging, structure. read more

2016 State of the City Video

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Deadline Extended for Applications to New Economic Development Commission

Deadline has been extended to Friday, February 26, 2016 for applications to new Citizens Economic Development Commission. For more information and application please click here.

Civic Field Master Plan: Request For Qualifications (RFQ)

Civic Field Master Plan: Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
Press Release & RFQ | Bid proposals must be received by 4pm March 8, 2016


Community Celebrates City's Purchase of Civic Field at Mayor's Signing Ceremony

Signing Ceremony Fulfills Longtime Goal of Securing Field for Edmonds Community

civic signing(Edmonds, WA) – City officials, community leaders, local athletic clubs and members of the public joined Mayor Dave Earling at a signing ceremony at Civic Field on Wednesday, February 3rd, to celebrate the City’s purchase of Civic Field from the Edmonds School District. read more 

 

(L-R) Carrie Hite, Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Director and Mayor Dave Earling

Development Services Phones 'Down' on Wednesday

Due to construction, the Development Services telephone switchboard will be out of operation on Wednesday, February 3rd. Using email will be a better option for Wednesday; all should be back to normal on Thursday.

Adopt-A-Flower Basket

Adopt-A-Flower Basket Program- Make an investment in your community.
Press Release | Form & map available at www.FlowerProgram.edmondswa.gov

Mayor Invites Public to Celebrate City's Purchase of Civic Field at Signing Ceremony on February 3rd

Public Event at Civic Field Celebrates Longtime Goal of Securing Field for Edmonds Community

(Edmonds, WA) – Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling is inviting the public to help celebrate the City’s purchase of Civic Field in downtown Edmonds from the Edmonds School District at a signing ceremony at Civic Field at 10am on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 250 6th Avenue North. Under a purchase and sales agreement approved by City Council and signed by Mayor Earling late last year, the City of Edmonds has agreed to purchase Civic Field for $1.9 million with the help of state and county funding. With a 50 percent matching grant from the Washington State Recreation Conservation Office for up to $1 million, and a $500,000 grant from Snohomish Conservation Futures, the City has budgeted $400,000 for the acquisition. read more

Hours and Locations

City Hall

121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
City Clerk
Business Licenses
Public Records Request
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Development Services
Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Division 
Second Floor City Hall 
121 5th Ave N
Phone: 425-771-0220 daily
Hours: M,T,Th,F 8am-4:30pm; 
Wednesday by appt. only


Finance Department
Information Services
Utility Payments
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 or 425-771-0240
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Fire Prevention Division
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 

Mayor's Office
Community Services
Economic Development
Human Resources
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Municipal Court
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0210
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed: Noon-1pm for Lunch
Passport Service
Hours: M 9:30am-11:45am 
T,Th,F 9:30am-11:45am and
      1:00pm-2:30pm


Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Services
700 Main St
425-771-0230
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat 9am-2pm
Police Services
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0200
Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm
Public Works & Utilities Department
7110 210th St SW
425-771-0235
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Wastewater Treatment Plant
200 2nd Ave S
425-771-0237