1044 N. Lincoln

Colville, WA  99114

(509) 684-2244

(509) 684-1130 Fax

Statewide TDD Relay Service 1-800-833-6388


Business Hours are Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


The Public Works Department maintains and constructs or contracts all water and sewer facilities within the City. 


Responsibilities include operation and maintenance of the City's water reservoirs, lines, pumps, hydrants, lift stations, booster stations, and purification equipment. In addition, the sewage treatment plant and sewer lines are dealt with by this department and laboratory testing of wastewater and specified ground water is conducted for the City of Colville and, on a fee basis, for three other cities.


The Public Works Department works with contractors during new construction. Maintains meters and provides meter readings for billing on a monthly basis, and is responsible for delinquent account collections.


The Public Works Department is required to be certified in all areas mandated by City, State and Federal regulatory agencies, which pertain to water and sewer functions.  It is the Public Works Department's responsibility to ascertain that the City remains in compliance with all government agency requirements.


The Public Works Director works with consulting firms in the preparation of studies, designs standards, plans and specifications, property descriptions and inspection services, and provides field engineering services, grant writing and record keeping. The Water Department is also responsible for building and pool maintenance for the City's Recreation Department and other departments as directed by the Mayor.



Jeffery Cochran, Public Works Director


Erica Schauls, Administrative Assistant

Rachael Jahn, Public Works Secretary/Receptionist

Ron Frostad, Public Works Technician

Jim Strong, Water/Sewer Supervisor

Scott Schauls, Backflow Assembly Tester/Inspector

Scott Thomas, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III

Vicky McCanna, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

Chris Larson, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I


Water/Sewer Specialists:

Mark Hurst

Cletis Lundquist

Joe Merrill

Robert Henry


 2018 Solid Waste Rate Ordinance


2018 Utility Rates



Utility Services




2017 Consumer Confidence Report


Small Works Roster


Projects Awarded from Small

Works Roster


Limited Public Works Projects







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