Raise the Grade

Raise the Grade Project


Since 2008, the Surface Water Management (SWM) division has tracked and reported the water quality of streams and lakes in an annual Surface Water Report Card. Streams and lakes are graded on a scale of 'F' (failing) to 'A' (excellent). The goal of the "Raise the Grade" project is to improve water quality in streams and lakes with low grades. The program has identified the following streams for focus:

Water Health Report Card and Monitoring Data

Each year SWM collects water quality samples and reports on the health of more than 50 streams and lakes within Pierce County. Visit the water quality monitoring data website to see if the stream in your neighborhood is healthy.
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Carla Vincent
Interim Water Quality Manager
Phone: (253) 798-2467
Fax: (253) 798-2740
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322