Kapowsin Water District Receivership

24-Hour Water Emergency
(253) 798-7000  


The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Tacoma Pierce County Health Department share responsibility for ensuring safe and reliable drinking water. When a water system fails to do this and has exhausted all reasonable outlets for returning to compliance, DOH may request the court to appoint a receiver to operate the water system. 
Pierce County was appointed to be the
receiver of the Kapowsin Water District (KWD) on Nov. 29, 2017 after a failed water transmission line required the trucking of water to the 40 residential customers of the water system while repairs were made. 

Pierce County's goal is to provide the Kapowsin Water District customers with safe and reliable drinking water. Currently, Pierce County is pursuing a new well as a long-term potable water source.

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Feb. 25

The Washington State Department of Health and Pierce County submit status report to the Pierce County Superior Court at the court review hearing. The hearing resulted in a continuance to April 1, 2022.


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(253) 798-4050

Sewer Billing & Customer Service:

(253) 798-4020

24-Hour Sewer Emergency: 

(253) 798-7000

8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Closed all major holidays
Mailing Address:
9850 64th St. W
University Place, WA