On April 24th, utility crews will begin routine annual flushing of city water mains in the Winslow and Fletcher Bay areas. Neighborhood signs will be posted prior to flushing. If customers experience low water pressure or discolored water, they are advised to avoid running water or doing laundry for one hour. After that, customers should run their cold water for 5 minutes until it is clear.
The City of Bainbridge Island Public Works Operations and Maintenance Division is responsible to operate and maintain the city’s water, sewer, storm, street, fleet, and facilities infrastructure. These activities are performed according to local, state, and federal regulations to protect the environment, safeguard public health, and preserve the physical assets of the city.
The division has personnel on call 24/7/365, to provide first response to:
Emergency and unforeseen events including city utility emergencies
All personnel are cross-trained to handle peak load and emergency events. In addition to these ongoing responsibilities, the division manages small projects and provides engineering, capital, and development to improve city public works and utilities infrastructure.