Public Works Department

The City of North Bend Public Works Department does many things. They keep your drinking water clean and flowing. They make sanitary sewer and wastewater treatment facilities reliable and environmentally effective. They design and oversee the construction of new streets, resurfacing of existing streets, and patch potholes. They keep signals operating, lanes striped, streetlights shining and street pavement swept. They oversee the development and maintenance of infrastructure to ensure it is functional and durable. 

They help neighborhoods plant trees and oversee garbage and recycling services. They are prepared and ready to tackle community-wide emergencies whether it is a flood, earthquake, or snowstorm. They take pride in protecting our waterways and groundwater aquifers.  

Duties & Responsibilities

Services provided by Public Works include:

  • Capital facilities planning
  • Maintenance of City’s public buildings
  • Maintenance of City’s fleet of vehicles and equipment
  • Maintenance and operations of the City’s park system
  • Design and construction administration of:
    • Transportation system
    • Stormwater collection system
    • Water supply and distribution system
    • Sanitary sewer collection
    • Park improvements
  • Management of environmental services including:
    • Enhancements to waterways and water quality
    • Water conservation
    • Solid waste recycling and collection
    • Floodplain management programs

Public Works also provides engineering support services for the Community and Economic Development Department, including review and approval of civil plans for private developments and permitting in city rights of way.

The City of North Bend complies with all Title VI requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or sex, in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance or from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Title VI Complaint Procedures (PDF) are available to any individual wishing to file a complaint (PDF) alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin. The City’s annual Title VI Report (PDF) is filed before February 1st of each year.