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Department Divisions

The City of Federal Way Public Works Department is managed by the Administrative Division and organized into seven additional divisions.

  • Operations and Maintenance Provides operations and maintenance of the city streets, and storm drainage infrastructure.
  • Capital Improvements Administer the planning, design and construction of major and minor capital improvement projects.
  • Development Services Reviews all engineering plans for residential and commercial development projects, as well as manages Franchise Utility Agreements and right-of-way permit and construction.
  • Solid Waste and Recycling Manages the solid waste / recycling utility and franchise contract and provides education and outreach to local residents.
  • Surface Water Management Works to keep our waterways clean and our residents safe managing stormwater runoff quality and quantity through education, enforcement, and infrastructure development.
  • Traffic Provides transportation planning, traffic operation improvements, and neighborhood traffic services.
  • Fleet - Responsible for the purchase, maintenance, and disposal of all non-police City vehicles and equipment.


Road Construction Updates


Equal Opportunity - Title VI

The City of Federal Way proudly strives to provide equal opportunity for all. As part of this effort, the City has an adopted Title VI Plan and completes a Title VI Annual Report. See links below.

Title VI - Overview

Title VI - Plan

​Title VI - Annual Report (2020-2021)

Title VI - Discrimination Complaints Procedure and Complaint Forms












EJ Walsh, P.E.
Public Works Director

Desiree Winkler, P.E.
Deputy Public Works Director

Administrative Team



33325 8th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Office: (253) 835-2700
Fax: (253) 835-2709

After Hours Emergency: 1-800-400-0749

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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​Not sure if Public Works handles it? Check out our Who Do I Contact? guide

For water or sewer problems, contact:

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District, at (253) 941-1516

To report a gas odor, or a power outage, contact:

Puget Sound Energy, at (888) 225-5773

To report trees near a powerline or fallen on a powerline, needing to be trimmed:

Puget Sound Energy, at (888) 225-5773