The Public Works Department protects the health and safety of the community by overseeing the operation and maintenance of the city's infrastructure. Public Works is composed of three divisions:


Maintenance operates and maintains the city's infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, bridges, equipment, water, wastewater, and surface water utility systems. It also monitors the Solid Waste Utility litter control program. 

Transportation Systems

Transportation Systems plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains a transportation system that provides safe and efficient movement of people and goods; enhances environmental quality; and is compatible with local and regional mobility goals and development objectives. The Renton Municipal Airport is included in this division.

Utility Systems

Utility Systems manages water, wastewater, surface water, and solid waste operations to ensure quality planning, engineering, operations, financial integrity, and customer service.

Questions regarding utility bills, including re-connection of services, can be answered by calling 425-430-6852.

Comment/Concern Forms

Pollution: 425-430-7400; Hazardous: 911
Solid Waste Utility Collection Comments
Street Light / Traffic Light / Maintenance
Surface Water Utility Engineering
Traffic Operations Comment or Concerns
Wastewater Utility Engineering
Water Utility Engineering Comment

To report a non-police or fire related emergency or hazard, including:

  • Mudslides or Road Blockages
  • Snow and Ice
  • Pot Holes
  • Fallen Tree(s)
  • Spills/Pollution
  • Flooding
  • Sewer Backups
  • Water Main Breaks or Water Pressure Issues

Call the city's Public Works Department:

  • Weekdays: 425-430-7400 (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • After Hours/Weekends: 425-430-7500, option #8

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