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Utilities by Type of Service

Power Utilities

Seattle City Light

General phone number: (206) 684-3000

Phone number for outages and downed power lines: (206) 684-7400

Puget Sound Energy

General phone number: (888) 225-5773

Phone number for outages and downed power lines: (888) 225-5773

Water Utilities

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Highline Water District

23828 30th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 824-0375


The Highline Water District is located south of Seattle, WA and generally extends from just east of Interstate Highway 5 on the east to the Puget Sound on the west, and from State Route 518 on the north to South 284th Place on the south. The District lies within portions of the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila. Portions of the District are also within the limits of unincorporated King County.

Highline Water District District serves an estimated 68,500 people living and working in South King County. The District has 18,100 accounts representing residential homes, apartments, businesses, schools and more. The total area of the District is about 18 square miles and manages approximately 288 miles of water main.

King County Water District No. 20

12606 1st Ave. South
Burien, WA 98168-2617
(206) 243-3990


King County Water District 20 is a Special Purpose District responsible for over 100 miles of watermain serving approximately 9,200 residential and commercial customers in Burien and parts of Seatac, Tukwila, and Unincorporated King County. The District purchases water from the City of Seattle and is a member of the Saving Water Partnership, which includes Seattle Public Utilities and 18 other local utilities. The District is governed by a 3-member Board of Commissioners. Commissioners are elected by the citizens in the district and serve 6-year terms.

King County Water District No. 49 (Burien, North Normandy Park)

415 SW 153rd St
Burien, WA 98166 
(206) 242-8535


King County Water District No 49 is responsible for over 59 miles of water mains and over 4,100 service connections in parts of Burien and the northern portion of Normandy Park. King County Water District No.49 has seven employees and three commissioners govern the district.

King County Water District No. 125 (Riverton Heights)

3460 S 148th ST Suite 110
Tukwila, WA 98168
(206) 242-9547


King County Water District No. 125 serves nearly 3,200 customers in an area approximately three miles north of SeaTac Airport, within the cities of Burien, SeaTac and Tukwila, and parts of unincorporated King County. A three-member Board of Commissioners governs the District. The District has seven employees and an operating budget of nearly $2 million.

Seattle Public Utilities


Sewer Utilities

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3030 S 240th St
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 824-4960


Southwest Suburban

431 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 244-9575


Valley View

3460 S 148th St, #1
Tukwila, WA 98168
(206) 242-3236


Waste Utilities

Garbage and Recycling

The City of Burien contracts with CleanScapes Inc.(Recology) to collect residential garbage and recycling, and business garbage. For a list of other recycling locations, visit the King County website.

Solid Waste

For information regarding solid waste and atypical waste items, please contact the King County Solid Waste Divisionat (206) 296-4466.

Disposal Ban

Effective October 1, 2005, King County no longer accepts certain electronics and mercury-containing products at its solid waste disposal facilities. These items contain toxic materials that are hazardous to human health. They also contain valuable materials that can be recycled in a way that protects human health and the environment. View the official  for complete details.

Find your utility district

Burien has several special service districts that provide utility services. Learn more about what utility district you are in and how to contact them.

View maps to find out which power, water, and other utilities serves your home.

Updated April 19, 2021