Public Works

View of Mt. Rainier from MLT Water Tower

Mt Rainer from Water Tower
The mission of the Public Works Department is to guard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens by operating and maintaining the water, sewer, street and storm systems in accordance with applicable codes, policies and laws established by the City, County, State and Federal Government.

The department is comprised of five divisions:


If you have questions about the operations of traffic signals or about street lights in the City, please contact the Traffic Engineer at 425-744-6275 or
Water & Sewer Emergencies
For water or sewer line breaks, please contact our Public Works Department at 425-670-8264 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For after hours emergencies, please call 911 and they will reach our on-call staff.
Water Distribution
The City purchases potable water for distribution from the Alderwood Water District. Sewer treatment is provided by contract through the City of Edmonds and King County Metro.

The City operates separate water, sewer and storm utilities funded through service fees for each utility. Work on surface roads, signalized intersections, streetlights and all improved rights of way is performed by street division personnel through a General Revenue Street Fund.