- Public Works
Welcome to the City of Lynden's Public Works Department. Our overall goal is to provide and maintain the infrastructure of the City of Lynden and to protect the health and welfare of the Lynden residents, businesses and visitors. The Public Works Department has several divisions:
Our administration staff provide leadership and support through planning, developing, training and coordinating the functions of the Public Works Department. The Administration staff works with various government agencies to obtain federal and state funding, monitors federal and state legislation, insures fiscal responsibility within the entire department, prepares contracts and project specifications, provides project management and oversight, and works closely with City Council to develop the Lynden Municipal Code and to plan for Lynden's vibrant future.
Streets / Water Distribution / Sewer Collection / Stormwater Conveyance
You will frequently see our Systems personnel around town repairing potholes and sidewalks, sweeping streets, repairing/replacing water meters and fire hydrants, maintaining water and sewer lines, cleaning storm drains, maintaining traffic signs, and following up on the many requests from Lynden's citizens. Citizen requests may be placed during regular work hours at 360-354-3446.
The Systems staff is also on-call 24-7 for emergencies such as a broken water line, a sewer backup or hazardous street conditions. They can be reached after hours by calling 360-815-5755.
Water / Wastewater Plants & Compost Facility
The water plant staff provides for the efficient, environmentally sound and safe management of water quality and quantity provided to Lynden and its service area. Water is withdrawn from the Nooksack River and pumped to the water treatment plant where it is treated to a high quality that meets or exceeds all federal and state requirements before being distributed to you.
This same staff manages the wastewater plant and pump station facilities that collect and transport sewage from homes, businesses and industries and manages the waste through a complex process where the solid remains are used to make compost and the water remains are treated and discharged back into the Nooksack River - clean and ready to be utilized by fish, other aquatic species and county residents downstream. The Operations staff is on-call 24-7 making sure the plants are working smoothly.