Kapowsin Water District Receivership

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(253) 798-7000  

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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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Aug. 26

The Washington State Department of Health and Pierce County appeared before the Pierce County Superior Court at the court review hearing. The hearing resulted in a continuance to Nov. 18, 2022.

Aug. 25

A service line break was reported along Browne Road by multiple customers late in the evening. Valley Water District was informed of the leak and was on site next morning. Crews isolated the leak, completed repairs, and water service was restored at 11:30 a.m.  The leak originated from a shallow and thin-walled poly tubing, approximately 12-inches deep. No boiled water advisory was required. Washington State Department of Health – Office of Drinking Water was notified of the water line break. 

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


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(253) 798-4020


24-Hour Sewer Emergency: 

(253) 798-7000

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8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
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9850 64th St. W
University Place, WA
98467-1078