City Infrastructure Supports Clean Water and Conservation Efforts

What do Engineers, and infrastructure have to do with conserving water, and ensuring pollutants don’t reach local waterways? Everything!

February 18 – 24, 2024 is Engineers Week. The city of Pullman employs highly skilled engineers who perform a wide variety of work. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction and maintenance of city infrastructure.  This infrastructure includes our water, stormwater, and wastewater systems, all of which play critical roles in ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of water in Pullman. 

Drinking water systems ensure you receive safe, reliable drinking water. Not only do we ensure the water gets to you, but steps are regularly taken to ensure we are not experiencing water loss as our systems age and new infrastructure is added to support growth and development.

Stormwater systems include underground infrastructure tied to storm drains, as well as roadside ditches and storm retention ponds. These systems help to manage the flow of rainwater and melting snow to prevent flooding. Storm drain systems flow directly back to local waterways throughout Pullman, i.e. South Fork of the Palouse River, Dry Fork Creek, Paradise Creek, and Missouri Flat Creek. Click here for more on Stormwater service in Pullman, and tips on how you can prevent pollution from entering our storm drains.

Wastewater infrastructure includes a network of sewer pipes that collect and carry waste and industrial effluents from homes and businesses to our local wastewater treatment facility.

Each of these systems is vital to ensuring the ongoing health and safety of our community and residents.

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