Public Works


The Public Works Department provides and sustains public structures and services essential to the welfare and acceptable quality of life for the citizens of Burlington.

The department directly manages the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of the system of streets, traffic signals, street signs, sidewalks and paths, stormwater drainage, sanitary sewers, and public buildings.

Public Works coordinates with the providers of other utilities for the essential services of drinking water (Skagit Public Utilities District), electricity (Puget Sound Energy) and natural gas (Cascade Natural Gas) as well as other miscellaneous utilities.

Services Provided

The services provided by Public Works are managed through the following departments:

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