Who We Are
- Maintain the City’s streets and sidewalks;
- Address issues relating to traffic engineering and transportation planning;
- Plan, operate and maintain the water, sanitary sewer and storm/surface water utilities;
- Manage the City’s solid waste, recycling and sustainability programs;
- Analyze the design and development of the City’s infrastructure, and implement the Capital Facilities Plan (CFP);
- Provide engineering review and inspections in conjunction with private development to ensure consistency with City codes and standards;and,
- Maintain the City’s fleet and facilities.
Learn about the Safe Streets and Sidewalks measure voters will see on November's ballot.
The City posts opportunities for bids, small works projects, RFPs, and RFQs year-round.
Public Works manages BothellCool,the City's sustainability program. It focuses on helping the community reduce their environmental impacts and carbon emissions while improving their standard of living.
The Bothell Design and Construction Standards and Specifications apply whenever any public or private work is performed within City limits.
City Council adopts an updated Capital Facilities Plan every two years. This plan prioritizes how we spend money on Facilities, Parks and Open Spaces, Transportation, Water Utility, Storm Utility, and Sewer Utility projects.
The Capital Improvement Projects Division provides permanent infrastructure investments to Bothell's transportation and utility facilities.
We manage the solid waste contracts with the City's two haulers, Recology CleanScapes and Waste Management. Garbage service is required in Bothell.
We manage the City's recycling program and offer community resources to help citizens and businesses reduce, reuse, and recycle.
The Sewer Division operates and maintains 58 miles of gravity main, five lift stations, and over 2,500 lineal feet of force main. They also manage the City's Fats/Oils/Grease (FOG) program.
The Streets Division maintains and repairs 365 lane miles of street surface and shoulders. We also manage signs and pavement markings, roadside vegetation, street sweeping, and snow and ice removal.
The Streets crew works hard to extend the service life and maintain the safety, function, and appearance of Bothell’s public streets and walkways.
Surface Water Management works to protect and restore our water through protective and restorative measures, best practices, and public outreach.
The Transportation Division plans, designs, and implements various transportation planning and traffic engineering projects throughout the City.
The Water Division operates and maintains over 71 miles of water mains, four reservoirs, and four pump stations, and reads nearly 4,000 meters every other month.