Public Works

Director of Public Works
Eddy Chu, P.E.
40222 Auburn-Enumclaw Road SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Phone: 253-939-3311

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Staff Members:
Steve Baker Administrative Assistant II
Mike Lopez Engineering Specialist
David Schmidt PW Supervisor
Brian Martin Heavy Equip. Operator III
KC Williams Heavy Equip. Operator III
Fay Moses Heavy Equip. Operator II
Wally Courville Heavy Equip. Operator I
Paul Rodarte Heavy Equip. Operator I
Bob Rusk M.U.D. Supervisor
Todd Nelson Water Operator
Dewey Miller Sewer Operator
Tom Louie Solid Waste Operator III
Mike Jerry Heavy Equip. Operator II
Rick Leonard Heavy Equip. Operator I
Forest Nelson Wood Cutting Supervisor
Richard Conzales Heavy Equip. Operator I
Jonathan James Heavy Equip. Operator I
John Elkins Heavy Equip. Operator I
Danny Ames Heavy Equip. Operator I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Mission & Goals:

Public Work's mission is to provide quality and timely service to the Tribal members such as residential lot preparation and grading, construction and maintenance of gravel driveway, water supplies and distribution ,sewage collection and conveyance system, firewood collection and delivery, dangerous tree removal and solid waste collection and disposal.

Scope of Services:

  • Muckleshoot Utility District (MUD) Program (Call 253-876-3322 for Services)
    This district provides full water and sewer service to the Tribal community on the reservation which includes well, pumps/lift station and water storage, collection and distribution systems. Our employees are on call 24 hours a day seven days a week to respond to any water or sewer emergency calls. The MUD utility district jurisdiction extends to all areas of the Muckleshoot reservation south of 386th Street City limit of Auburn. Public Works' budget pay for all Tribal sewer and water services for MIT facilities as well as for Tribal members' homes that are within the M.U.D. boundary. Within this year, we have produced over 50 million gallons of drinking water and pumped over 42 million gallons of sewage to King County Metro.

 

  • P.W. Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance Program (Call 253-876-3254 for services)
    Public Works provides construction and maintenance services for the Tribe's infrastructure systems which include:
  • o Building demolition: PW had completed a total of 12 residential structures.
  • o New home construction site work: PW was involved in a total of 6 sites.
  • o Maintenance of the Tribal road and driveway system: PW had completed the repainting all the pavement marking system along with all the cross work and have regarded 90% of all the residential gravel driveways.
  • o PW has also processed over 3,500 cubic yards of quality top soil from all construction site materials to be used in all landscaping projects

 

  • Firewood Collection & Delivery Program (Call 253-876-3173 for services)
    The Firewood program provides for and enhances the general welfare of Tribal members by providing firewood for home energy consumption to all Tribal families and by providing wood for cultural and spiritual ceremonies to Tribal members who request wood for such use. In 2008, PW had collected, processed and delivered approximately 800 cords of firewood to the members through the end of this year. The program also managed the burning of approximately 2,000 cubic yards of yard waste.

 

  • Solid Waste Program (Call 253-876-2911 for services)
    Public Works provides the solid waste management service to many of the Tribal governmental and housing facilities and transfer to King County transfer stations. The program also served several of the new residential construction projects. In addition, we processed over $8,000 worth of hazardous waste and received approximately $12,000 worth of metal reclaim.