The Mission of the City of Stanwood Public Works (PW) Department is to provide high quality maintenance of the City’s public works infrastructure in an economic and environmentally responsible manner while preserving and enhancing quality of life and public safety.
The Public Works Department is organized into multiple functional areas. The director oversees an operational staff of 19 full-time equivalent (FTE) and 1 to 4 full-time (FT) seasonal employees. The department manages the daily operations of the City’s:
- City-owned parks
- Street infrastructures
There are currently 6 City buildings and grounds that are maintained by Public Works:
- City Hall
- Police Station
- PW Shop
- The Stanwood Community Conference Center building
- Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City has 4 parks totaling 62.5 acres. Within the 4 parks there are:
- 1 basketball court
- 1 skateboard park
- 3 playgrounds
- 3 soccer/lacrosse fields
- 4 baseball/softball fields
The City also has 4 miles of bike/walking paths.
The City maintains 27 miles of stormwater collections lines, all storm ditches, approximately 1,000 catch basins, and 15 stormwater retention and detention ponds.
The City maintains 37 miles of road surface, 22.5 miles of sidewalks, 16 traffic signals and, as of 2008, 1,648 street signs.
The City of Stanwood provides service to approximately 2,092 customer connections. The City maintains 28 miles of gravity and force mains, 8 pump stations and a Group III Wastewater Treatment Plant with 1.5 millions of gallons per day (MGD) capabilities.
The City operates and maintains:
- 1 water treatment plant
- 1,500 isolation/hydrant valves
- 11 pressure reducing stations
- 3,046 services connections
- 550 fire hydrants
- 4 sources
- 5 reservoirs with 3.45 millions of gallons (MG) capacity
- 70 miles of water main