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Planning & Public Works
Development Engineering & Permitting
Connecting to the Sewer System
Residential, Commercial & Industrial Connections
Pierce County staff is here to help you get your home, business, or development connected to the sewer system. Follow the steps below to get started.
1) Check if your property is in the Pierce County Sewer Service Area
Sewer Service Area Map
2) Get approval of on-site septic systems
All septic systems must be approved by the
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
New on-site septic systems are not allowed in urban areas where sewer service is available.
3) Ensure that your sewer project is in compliance with Pierce County's standard plans and details
Standard Plans and Details
to complete your designs.
Fill out the necessary
Scan your documents and submit your project electronically through the Pierce County Planning and Land Services Online Permitting system.
for more information or to apply/submit online.
publicly and privately designed sewer systems that connect to Pierce County's system are reviewed for compliance with our standard plans and details.
4) Learn what happens after your sewer permit has been issued
Pierce County's Planning and Public Works Sewer Division must inspect the sewer construction before it is accepted by the County.
standard forms and plans
to make sure you are in compliance.
Final Sanitary Sewer Development Specifications
The most recent Sanitary Sewer Development Specifications and the Sewer Standard Details Manual is available below.
2012 Sanitary Sewer Development Specifications
Sanitary Sewer Standard Details
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