Public Works and Utilities Department

To start, stop, or transfer utility service please visit billing online or complete forms in person at City Hall.  If questions about your monthly bill, please call (509) 962-7201.

Public Works and Utilities is responsible for implementing capital improvement plans, and maintenance and operations for the city's electric, water, gas, and wastewater distribution systems; managing activities in support of the city's stormwater permit; and operating the public transit system, Central Transit.

Ellensburg City Council is considering rate increases for all utilities effective April 1, 2019. You can view supporting documents pertaining to the rate increases including 2019 Draft Utility Rate Schedules Ordinance Amendments; 2019 Gas Rate Adjustments; Ellensburg Council Presentation; and Stormwater Rate Presentation.

Water and Sewer Permit fees are increasing. If a project involves adding or increasing meter size, it will be subject to the new rates beginning April 1, 2019.

 The Public Works and Utilities Department 
  • Maintains approximately 80 miles of streets
  • Manages a stormwater system of just over 2,000 catch basins, and over 45 miles of underground pipe
  • Delivers drinking water through over 105 miles of underground pipe
  • Receives and treats over 3 million gallons per day of sewer and wastewater delivered via 81 miles of underground pipe
  • Distributes electricity through a network of 88 miles of power lines, and managing 3 electrical substations
  • Distributes natural gas via over 130 miles of pipeline
  • Promotes renewable energy options and operates the city's Renewable Energy Park which generates 304 kW of power daily
  • Provides mobility options including four fixed routes of bus service (Central Transit), paratransit and cabulance