Water Quality

Water Quality Programs 
Surface Water Management is responsible for monitoring and improving water quality in local streams by reducing pollution coming from runoff. Our programs include:
Managing Stormwater Runoff 
Pierce County is legally required to monitor for water quality under both federal and state laws. Public Works conducts inspections and provides technical advice to owners of privately and publicly-owned stormwater facilities to meet legal requirements and reduce the impacts of polluted runoff on people and fish. 

Pierce County, like other large Western Washington counties and cities, is subject to extensive state and federal regulations aimed at reducing the negative impacts of polluted runoff on streams, rivers, lakes and other waterbodies.

Contact Us

Maureen Meehan

Water Quality Manager

Phone: (253) 798-6793


7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:

2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201

Tacoma, WA 98409-7322

In Person: Visit Suite 109

Report Water Pollution

(253) 798-4274