Public Works & Engineering
The Public Works Department oversees the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all City-owned public infrastructure. This includes streets, sidewalks, water utility, stormwater system, parks, trails and the city cemetery.
- How do I report a problem?
To report a non-emergency problem with City of Ridgefield water and drainage services, street, and/or public parks, call Public Works Administration at 360-887-8251 or submit a Public Works Service Request.
If you are experiencing an emergency non-life threatening water issue outside of business hours, please call 360-887-6002.
- How do I report a streetlight that is out?
Clark Public Utilities (CPU) is responsible for maintaining the street lights in Ridgefield. To report an issue, please contact Clark Public Utilities at 360-992-3000 or submit a service request online through AccessRidgefield.
If you are calling CPU to report a light, you will need the following information:
Street Address (including number address, if available)
Pole Number (can be found physically on the pole, printed on a small yellow tag typically located at eye level)
If you need further assistance, please contact the City of Ridgefield's Operations Division at 360-887-8251.
- When will the City trim our brush?
The City does not trim trees or brush on private property.
- When will you fix the potholes / signs on my street?
We depend on citizens to help us identify problem areas. Report a problem and we will assess it for further action.
- Is blowing my grass or leaves into the street bad for water quality?
Yes. Grass and leaves blown into the street are washed away by storm-water runoff into the stormwater system, which drains into local streams and rivers. Rotting leaves raise nitrogen levels and lower oxygen levels in the water, leading to excessive algae growth as well as harming and killing fish.
Grass and leaves also cause storm facilities to clog, which may lead to flooding when it rains.
- What is a cross connection and why am I required to install a backflow assembly device?
Cross connections are found in all plumbing systems. Pollutants can enter the safe drinking water system through uncontrolled cross connection when backflow occurs. A backflow assembly device prevents contamination from occurring. RMC 13.55 Backflow Cross-Connection Regulations.