Public Works Engineering

400 W. Gowe St., Kent, WA 98032

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 253-856-5500

Fax: 253-856-6500


Public Works Operations

5821 S. 240th St., Kent, WA 98032

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Phone: 253-856-5600

Fax: 253-856-6600


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Engineering & Operations


To provide safe, cost effective and essential public works systems to serve Kent’s residents and businesses, while also protecting our natural environment. These systems focus on:

  • Transportation mobility
  • Water for domestic use and fire protection
  • Surface water quality and drainage
  • Wastewater collection and conveyance
  • Solid waste, recycling, and food and yard waste collection and disposal

Work Groups Accomplishing Our Mission

 Administration & Accounting

  • Leadership and office management
  • Technology support and services
  • Asset management
  • Contracting
  • Finance
  • Emergency preparedness and response

Design and Construction Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Fleet and Warehouse Services

  • Procure and service vehicles
  • Tools, machinery, equipment and materials
  • Radio communications

Land Survey and GIS

  • Geographic location and technical information
  • Maps

Street Operations

  • Road and sidewalk maintenance
  • Pavement repair, installation, and replacement
  • Street sweeping
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Signs and pavement markings
  • Litter control
  • Vegetation installation and maintenance

Transportation Engineering

Sanitary Sewer Operations

  • Conveyance system maintenance
  • Pump stations
  • Closed circuit TV inspections

Stormwater Operations

  • Pipeline system installation and maintenance
  • Ditch maintenance
  • Detention ponds

Utilities Operations

Water Operations: domestic and industrial use and fire protection water


  • Supply and treatment
  • Water quality testing
  • Pipeline installation and maintenance
  • Hydrants and meters


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