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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Feb. 6 Lunch and Learn on shoreline exemptions for emergency septic repairs

Learn about a new Pierce County procedure for shoreline exemptions for emergency septic repairs at a Feb. 6, 2024, Lunch and Learn. 

Bring your lunch and hear from representatives from Pierce County Planning and Public Works (PPW) and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD). This learning opportunity is geared toward those that perform emergency septic repairs. 

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m. 
  • Location: Pierce County Annex, Pantages Conference Room, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409. Please park on the east end of the building. The Pantages Conference Room is through the east entrance and to the right.
  • Can’t make it in person? Join us on Zoom.
    • Meeting link
    • Zoom Meeting ID: 990 1452 6338
    • Zoom Password: 583839
  • RSVP: Please RSVP here.

About the procedure

Emergency septic system repairs are necessary when there is a failure that poses an imminent risk to public health. When the repair is proposed in the 200-foot shoreline jurisdiction and/or in the regulated flood hazard area, it is necessary to secure shoreline approvals from PPW in addition to TPCHD approval. 


Please email [email protected] if you have questions about the Lunch and Learn or the procedure.

Please email [email protected] if you have questions about TPCHD’s role in emergency septic repairs.

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