Public Works

The Department of Public Works (Administration, Engineering and Stormwater Services) is located in:
Pullman City Hall
190 SE Crestview St, Bldg A
Pullman, WA 99163

The Maintenance and Operations Division and Pullman Transit are located on NW Guy Street.

The Department of Public Works provides the following municipal services: engineering and public works inspection, street maintenance and operations, sewage collection and treatment system maintenance and operation, water system maintenance and operation, public transit, and city fleet maintenance.

The Department provides these services with a 2019 staff of approximately 84 full-time and 18 part-time employees and a 2019 operations budget of approximately $24,500,000 and a capital budget of approximately $17,900,000.

The organization of the department divides work responsibility among four operating divisions: Engineering, Stormwater Services, Maintenance and Operations (Maintenance, Operations, Equipment Rental, and Wastewater Treatment), and Pullman Transit.

Public Works Annual Reports are located here.

News & Announcements

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TIB Awards Over One-Half Million for Bishop Boulevard Resurfacing Project

Resurfacing on Bishop Boulevard will occur from Fairmount Drive to Main Street/State Route 270 and is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2023.

$1.05 Million Grant Boosts Airport Road Reconstruction Plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $1.05 million grant to fund the design for improvements on a 2.1-mile stretch on Airport Road near the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

Notice to Contractors

The City of Pullman may use "Small Works Roster" bidding procedures on construction projects with estimated costs under $200,000 for multi-craft projects and under $100,000 for single-craft projects. To be included on the Small Works Roster, each contractor must complete a "Small Works Roster Registration Form" available from the Public Works Department.

City Seeks Community Engagement for Project Downtown Pullman Draft Plan

Project Downtown Pullman is a multi-year City-led effort to reshape the city’s downtown streets and public spaces to build community, experiences, and the downtown economy. Through July 8, 2022, the City of Pullman invites feedback from the community on how to prioritize the various projects outlined in the Project Downtown Pullman Story Book.

Engineering Division
  • Planning, programming, design, inspection and contract administration of all public works construction contracts.
  • Traffic engineering.
  • Keeping records on land divisions, street systems, utility systems, and city property ownership maps and easements.
  • Designing reviewing, approving, and inspecting all public improvements constructed by private developers.
Stormwater Services
  • Development & implementation of Pullman's Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).
  • Administration of the City's Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit.
  • Development & implementation of public education programs regarding water quality and pollution prevention.
  • Review of design work & inspection of new residential and non-residential storm facilities (standards & specifications).
  • Enforcement of Pullman City Code and other ordinances and policies related to stormwater
Maintenance and Operations (Maintenance, Operations, Equipment Rental, and Wastewater Treatment)
  • Maintaining the street system including traffic signals, markings and signing, street cleaning, roadway and storm drain maintenance, and snow and ice control.
  • Maintaining the water system including wells, reservoirs, pump stations, distribution lines.
  • Maintenance, operation, and improvement of Pullman's storm drain system.
  • Investigation & resolution of water quality and drainage problems (report a problem).
  • Meter reading.
  • Purchasing, maintaining, and accounting for all city vehicles.
  • Maintaining the sewerage treatment system including collection system and pump stations.
  • Operating the wastewater treatment plant and disposal of sewage solid wastes.


Pullman Transit
  • Provides Fixed-Route and Dial-A-Ride services within Pullman city limits.