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Engineering Divison

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.  
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.

Public Works 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

Engineering Contact Information
Engineering Division
121 - 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA  98020
425.672.5750 (FAX)

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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.



Department Policies
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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. 


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. 





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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Proposition 2 - Q & A
The City of Edmonds has received many questions about Proposition 2 which has been placed before Edmonds voters on the November 8th general election ballot along with two other proposals.  Questions are being raised in local news blogs, in telephone inquires, and in many voter forums being held throughout the City.  The following Frequently Asked Questions has been prepared to provide aditional information to the public and to address some of the more common questions we are getting about Proposition 2.  Addtional information will be forthcoming in the next several days concerning Propositions 1 and 3.
Public Works Department - Interesting Facts
City Buildings 

  • The Edmonds Historical Museum was originally built as a Carnegie Library in 1910
  • The City of Edmonds operates approximately 300,000 square feet of building space.
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