Sewer Connection Program Now Accepting Applications
The Pierce County Sewer Connection Program has about $642,000 available to assist property owners within our sewer service area to connect to the public sewer system.
Eligible applicants include individuals, homeowner associations, cities, utilities, non-profits, towns, and private and public developers. Project must be located within Pierce County’s Sewer Service Area.
Applications must be submitted online by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023. Learn more
Pierce County offers an upgraded and simplified billing system for sewer customers. The system provides customers:
Water and Sewer Utility Bill Assistance
Pierce County sewer customers with overdue utility bills can apply for financial assistance. Sewer customers may be eligible for up to $2,500 in assistance based on need. Learn more on the Water Assistance Program.
Do not flush wipes and paper towels – throw away instead!
An increase in non-flushable items in the public sewer system is occurring.
The only things that should be flushed down the toilet is what comes from your body and toilet paper. Anything else can cause blockage or severe damage to the sewer system, which is costly.
Homeowners are responsible for the part of the sewer line that runs from their home to the public lines. Those who are on a septic tank have full responsibility for maintenance and repair. Flushing other items down the toilet can be costly.
Please place a garbage can in the bathroom to dispose of anything other than toilet paper. Learn more
Pierce County Planning and Public Works is currently updating the Unified Sewer Plan, or USP for short. The USP is the Sewer Division’s comprehensive plan, which will guide future expansion and improvements over the next 20 years.
February 2023 Fee Changes
The Capacity and the Basin Area sewer connection charges increased by 9% on Feb. 1, 2023. Pierce County collects sewer connection charges to help offset the impacts of new development on public sewer system infrastructure. Connection charges provide the funds needed to protect public health and the environment by keeping pace with growth. The 2024 rates will go into effect Feb. 1, 2024.
New Sewer Programs
New programs are now available to reduce upfront connection fees for new businesses and loan program options for commercial and residential customers connection to dry sewer lines.
The Sewer Division provides wastewater management, collection, and treatment services to large urban areas of Pierce County via a network of underground pipes, pump stations, manholes and the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Learn more about the division.