Pierce County launched an upgraded and simplified billing system for sewer customers. The new system offers customers:
Economic relief for Pierce County sewer customers
County Council has approved extending late fee and interest relief as identified in Emergency Ordinance No. 2021-73 through Sept. 30, 2021. Please contact Customer Billing Services with questions at (253) 798-4020.
Rent and utility bill assistance
Pierce County renters with overdue rent and/or utility bills can apply for financial assistance. Renters may be eligible for up to 12-months of assistance based on need. Apply online or by calling 2-1-1.
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 2021 Fee Changes
The Capacity and the Basin Area sewer connection charges increased by 1.7% on Feb. 1, 2021. 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.
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.