Public Works Engineering
400 W. Gowe St., Kent, WA 98032
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Works Operations
5821 S. 240th St., Kent, WA 98032
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coronavirus and Drinking Water
The quality of your drinking water is vital to the health of the Kent community, and we take our commitment to providing high quality water to our residents and businesses seriously. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. You can continue to use and drink water from the tap as usual.
Your drinking water is safe. The City of Kent monitors our water supply and the quality of our water continuously, and we test it daily. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Water Utility at 253-856-5600.
For additional information about the coronavirus and drinking water, visit EPA.gov/Coronavirus.
COVID-19 Guidance for Building Owners and Operators regarding Legionella and Building Water System Closures
What is Legionella?
Legionella is a type of bacterium found naturally in freshwater environments, like lakes and streams. It can become a health concern when it grows and spreads in human-made building water systems.
How are COVID-19 and Legionella related?
Many buildings are closed to the public or have limited use or access to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The resulting drop in building water use increases the risk for Legionella growth in building plumbing and associated equipment like cooling towers, pools, decorative fountains, hot tubs and other equipment.
How can Legionella be prevented or eliminated in building water systems?
To prevent Legionella growth, these systems must be actively managed and maintained during shutdown periods. Building owners and operators also need to implement well thought out start-up protocols to ensure public health protection. By implementing procedures now, building owners can protect the public and minimize the steps needed to safely reopen closed or partially closed facilities. Learn more on our COVID-19 and Legionella page.
Water System Plan
Domestic, Industrial and Fire Protection Use
- Chapter 1: System Overview
- Chapter 2: Service Area and Polices
- Chapter 3: Planning and Demands
- Chapter 4: Water Resources
- Chapter 5: Water Use Efficiency
- Chapter 6: Minimum Design Criteria
- Chapter 7: System Analysis
- Chapter 8: Wellhead Protection
- Chapter 9: Operation and Maintenance Program
- Chapter 10: Capital Improvement Program
- Chapter 11: Financing and Implementation
City of Kent Water Use Efficiency Goals
The City of Kent recently updated it’s Water Use Efficiency (WUE) goals. A description of the new WUE goals, and the measures proposed to achieve the WUE goals may be found in Appendix E of the City’s Draft 2019 Water System Plan (WSP)
(Also see the City of Tacoma's Water System Report for more information on Kent's water sources)
Water Rebates (Savings for buying water-efficient toilets and appliances)
Certificate of Water Availability (Standard form to identify properties where the City of Kent will provide water service outside its city limits)
Hydrant Meter Instructions (Instructions and City Policy for Use and Operation of Fire Hydrants)
Fire Hydrant Use Policy (City Policy and Fee Information for Fire Hydrant Use)
Utility Billing and New Accounts
Our Customer Service Department will help you with all your service and billing questions