Public Works Department

The Public Works Department provides a wide variety of services to the citizens of Lake Forest Park. The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance, operation and repair of the city’s streets, surface water infrastructure, buildings and grounds facilities, parks, sanitary sewer, and 24/7 emergency response.


Four separate funds provide the resources for the Public Works Department: the General Fund, the City Street Fund, the Surface Water Utility Fund, and the Sewer Utility Fund.

Environmental Programs

  • Flood Reduction Program Implementation
  • NPDES Permit Compliance
  • Environmental Education
  • Grant Administration
  • Community Involvement and Outreach
  • Surface Water Management/GIS Mapping
  • Park Planning
  • Liaison to Regional Environmental and Flood Reduction Organizations
  • Commission Administration
  • Volunteer Coordination

For more information  view the Environmental Programs page.


Lake Forest Park owns, operates and maintains the sewer utility to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and visitors of Lake Forest Park.  The Public Works crew is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 225,000 feet of gravity sewer main, 11,000 feet of pressure main, and the operation and maintenance of two lift stations. The city maintains relationships with adjoining jurisdictions, cities, water districts, sewer districts, King County Metro, the State Department of Ecology (DOE), and the Seattle - King County Health Department in the operation of this utility.

For more information view the Sewer Utility, Maintenance, Cost, and Connections page.

Inclement Weather

In Lake Forest Park, winter can bring heavy rain, high winds, snow and ice. The City starts preparing for winter weather in the summer by training staff, preparing equipment and working with local agency partners. The Public Works Department provides a wide variety of services to the citizens of Lake Forest Park, including 24/7 emergency response.

For more information on Inclement Weather, Emergency Numbers, Spills, Snow Removal, Flood Preparation, and Sandbag Depots view the Inclement Weather page.