Engineering is responsible for city infrastructure improvements and the review of public development projects. The division provides design and construction management services, including field inspection for the City's captial construction. It determines development standards and ensures compliance in the private construction of utilities and roads. The division plans for long-range capital and infrastructure needs for transportation, stormwater management, water, and sewer. It prepares and administers consultant contracts and construction contract bidding documents.
Transportation Planning - Includes administrative and engineering duties including comprehensive transporation system planning, budget management, design of improvements and regulation of development.
Stormwater Management - Long range planning, design and construction management of public storm system improvements and extenstions. Development regulations have been established to ensure comliance with the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, issued by the Deparment of Ecology.
Water and Sewer System Planning - Long range planning, design and construction management of public water and sewer system improvements and extensions.
Capital Improvement Program - Engineering Division staff manages the planning, development and implementation of city funded capital improvement projects for teh city's transportation, water, sewer, stormwater managnement and facilities improvement projects.
Development / Inspection - Engineering Division staff reviews plans and performs inspections on all development projects that affect City infrastructure. All materials and work shall conform to City of Edmonds Standard Plans and Details, the current editions of the International Building Code (IBC), WSDOT/APWA Standard Specifications and WA Deparmtent of Ecology Stormwater Management Manuals for the Puget Sound Basin, as well as other applicalbe local municipal, State and Federal codes, rules and regulations.
Operations and Maintenance
This division of Public Works provides maintenance services for the City's infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, storm drains). Operations and Maintenance also provides internal support for maintenance of City owned facilities and equipment. The following make up this division:
Street Maintenance - City crews maintain and improve city streets, shoulders, alleys, sidewalks, street signs, traffic markings, signal control devices, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, roadside vegetation, and public right-of-way street lighting.
Storm and Surface Water Utility - The Edmonds storm drainage system is composed of streams, lakes, wetlands, storm detention sistes, pipes and ditches - all of which outfall to the Puget Sound. City crews perform maintenance and repairs to the entire system to reduce flooding, improve water quality and preserve the environment. These maintenance activities include inspection and cleaning of catch basins, street sweeping, emergency flooding response, creek maintenance, inspection and monitoring of private stormwater detention systems, and minor capital improvement project construction.
Water Utility / Drinking Water Quality - City crews are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the City's water distribution system for a constant and safe delivery of potable water to over 9,700 accounts.
Wastewater / Sewer Utility - Water and sanitary waste that leaves the inside of your home or business enters the Edmonds sewer system and flows through city-owned and maintained pipes into the Edmonds and Lynnwood Wastewater Treatment Plants. City staff provides maintenance and repair of City systems to ensure federal and state standards are met for water quality, plant-generated air, effluent, and solids.
Garbage, Recycling, and Waste Prevention - Private hauling companies provide curbside garbage collection, recycling and yard waste services. The waste prevention and recycling program includes public education and awareness of all aspects of solid waste management. For more information call Steve Fisher, the Recycling Coordinator at 425.771.0235 or email to
Facilities Maintenance - City staff is responsible for 20 major buildings in the City. Staff performs custodial, maintenance and capital construction activities in an effort to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment.
Fleet Maintenance - The Fleet Division staff of three manage the purchasing, maintenance and surplus of over 165 pieces of equipment, including city vehicles for various City departments ... Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Community Services and Police.