Welcome to the Public Works Department!
The Public Works staff is dedicated to providing customer-friendly service while maintaining the city's public infrastructure. We proudly provide many services such as engineering, water, sewer, stormwater, solid waste (garbage), recycling and street maintenance. We manage the stormwater pollution education program and the water conservation program.
We are located in the Development Services Building at 840 Northgate Drive in Richland, behind the Federal Building.
We invite you to browse our web pages to learn about the many services we provide.
Please contact us when you have questions.
Water System Plan - Open Comment Period
The City of Richland is in the process of completing final review and approval of its updated Water System Plan (WSP). The purpose of the City’s WSP is to ensure a safe and reliable supply of water to current and future customers for the coming 20 year period. The City is inviting the public to review the WSP and provide comments. In particular, the City is interested in feedback on its water conservation program goals, included in Chapter 4. Comments may be emailed to Sabrina Melendrez until April 30, 2017.
Water System Plan - Chapters
- Executive Summary
- Chapter 1 - Description of Water Systems
- Chapter 2 - Basic Planning Data
- Chapter 3 - System Analysis
- Chapter 4 - Water Resource Analysis and Water Use Efficiency
- Chapter 5 - Source Water Protection
- Chapter 6 - Operations and Maintenance
- Chapter 7 - Distribution Facilities Design and Construction Standards
- Chapter 8 - Improvement Program
- Chapter 9 - Financial Plan
Water System Plan - Appendices
- Appendix A - Kennewick & Richland WSA Agrmt
- Appendix B - Kennewick & Richland I-82 Badger Canyon Agrmt
- Appendix C - RIC & WR Agrmt
- Appendix D - BMID Interlocal Agrmt
- Appendix E - Gage Steptoe Intertie
- Appendix F - Tapteal Intertie
- Appendix G - Local Government Consistency Review Checklists
- Appendix H - Yakima River WRA Consistency Checklist
- Appendix I - Standard Specs and Drawings
- Appendix J - Existing PRV Setpoints
- Appendix K - Water Quality Monitoring Plan
- Appendix L - 2015 Consumer Confidence Report
- Appendix M - Initial Distribution System Evaluation
- Appendix N - Water Rights Certs and Permits - Available Upon Request
- Appendix O - Regional Water Forecast and Conservation Plan
- Appendix P - Water Rights Self Assessments
- Appendix Q - Water Facilities Inventory Report
- Appendix R - Wellhead Protection Plan
- Appendix S - Source Contaminant Locations
- Appendix T - Lorayne J and Tri-Cities Estates Agrmts
- Appendix U - Equipment Tagging Procedures
- Appendix V - Cross-Connection Control Program
- Appendix W - Cross-Connection Control Program Summary Report
- Appendix X - Standard Maintenance Logs and Forms
- Appendix Y - SEPA Checklist and DNS
- Appendix Z - 2014 Sanitary Survey Results Letter
- Appendix AA - DOH Correspondence
** Update to Standard Special Provision - Television Inspection **
For all projects permitted on or after May 1, 2017, the following Television Inspection Specification will apply:
All sanitary sewer and storm drain lines shall be inspected by the use of television camera before final acceptance. The costs incurred in making the inspection for approval of installation shall be borne by the contractor.
For more information on the change, and for the full provision, please click HERE.
For information on all current projects, please visit the Public Works Capital Projects page.