Report Drinking Water Quality Concerns

Have questions about your drinking water quality? Want to report discolored water, water that tastes or smells different, or no water at the tap? Our employees can help!

Check Out Troubleshooting Guides

We have several online troubleshooting guides to help you address the issue:

If the troubleshooting guides do not resolve your issue or you need more help, follow the steps below to contact the Public Works Department.

Gather Information

To help us understand your issue, be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Is the issue happening at all of your faucets?
  • Is it happening with your cold water, your hot water, or both?
  • How would you describe what is happening? For example, if the water smells, what does it smell like? If the water is discolored, what color is it? If you see particles in the water, what size and color are they?

Contact Us

Public Works normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. If you contact us outside of these hours or between 12 and 1 pm, your call will be directed to a local call center.

By Phone

  • Phone: 509-967-5434
  • During evenings and weekends, holidays, or between 12 and 1 pm on weekdays, call the number provided and select 1 for a water emergency.

For General Information

Please email us. Our goal is to respond to emails within two working days.