The Public Works Department is:
- Responsible for the planning, programming, construction, maintenance and operations of the city's utilities (water, wastewater, stormwater), solid waste, and streets/roads/traffic signals/street lighting.
- Has an annual operating, capital, debt service and reserve budget of approximately $79 million.
- 79 full-time employees.
Looking for project information? The City has a project specific information website — GoWallaWalla.us — where the latest information on this summer's construction projects will be posted. Details, schedules, detour routes, and street closures areregularly updated.
- Provides program management for the Infrastructure Repair and Replacement Plan (IRRP) and Transportation Benefit District (TBD).
- Oversees compliance efforts for the WA Department of Ecology’s Phase 2 Municipal Stormwater Permit.
- Plans and manages the design and construction of the City’s capital improvement projects.
- Performs traffic counts and studies.
- Reviews development plans to ensure City standards are met.
- Maintains and updates annual Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
- Participates in regional transportation planning efforts as required by the federal government.
- Maintains and updates the City’s Standard Plans.
- Provides engineering support for all City operations.
Small Public Works and Consultant Roster Information
Effective January 8, 2018, the City transitioned our Small Public Works and Consultant Rosters to the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) Rosters online database. Businesses interested in working with our City on projects using a roster contracting process will be required to register for free through MRSC. Please visit the MRSC website and sign up to join the MRSC Rosters.