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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Pierce County’s sewer system receives strong credit ratings in advance of bond sale

Pierce County’s sewer system received strong credit ratings this week from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services and Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) in preparation for its upcoming revenue bond issuance. S&P assigned... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

Council approves increase in new sewer connection charge; no changes to current customer fees

Members of the Pierce County Council voted on Aug. 19 to increase the fees for connecting to the sanitary sewer system to help pay for the ongoing expansion of... Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

County Council recognizes efforts of Public Works employees

The Pierce County Council adopted a resolution recognizing the week of May 18-24, 2014 as “National Public Works Week” in Pierce County. Speaking on behalf of the Council, which unanimously supported Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2014

Replacement of generators at sanitary sewer pump stations in Lakewood underway

Work to replace generators at five sanitary sewer pump stations located throughout Lakewood began Monday, April 28. Construction is expected to last through early November, although the work at each site will take... Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2014

Sewer connection assistance available for residents and projects

Pierce County is accepting applications for individuals or projects that need assistance connecting to the sewer system.

This help is to available residents and projects located in Public Works and Utilities’ Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2014

Treatment plant to end sales of individual bags of SoundGRO® fertilizer

Individual bags of SoundGRO® fertilizer will no longer be sold directly from the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in University Place, effective March 15. Bags will continue to be available at a number of... Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2014

Treatment plant to end sales of individual bags of SoundGRO® fertilizer

Individual bags of SoundGRO® fertilizer will no longer be sold directly from the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in University Place, effective March 15. Bags will continue to be available at a number of... Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2014

Replacement of the Day Island sewer force main pipe underway

Work to replace a deteriorated 382-foot sewer force main located under the Day Island Bridge began this week.

Sewer service will not be interrupted during the project, which is expected to be complete in mid-May. Traffic... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Beach advisory lifted after tests show normal water quality levels

The water quality levels at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place tested normal and an advisory cautioning people to stay out of the water was lifted Jan. 27 by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department following... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Swimmers advised to stay out of water at Chambers Creek Regional Park after sewage discharge

People are advised to stay out of the saltwater at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place as a precaution after approximately 200,000 gallons of partially disinfected sewage was discharged into the water.

The... Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2013

Work postponed on Brookdale Road sewer main

A project to replace a sewer main along Brookdale Road in Parkland has been postponed until mid-2014. Crews had planned to shift work to the eastern end of the project in December, but unfavorable conditions and associated... Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2013

Construction of sewer force main in Puyallup starts Dec. 23

Pierce County will begin installing a sewer force main in the South Hill area of Puyallup on Dec. 23. The work is expected to last through Jan. 20.

Work will begin on 126th Street East and move west to 90th Avenue East.... Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2013

Sewer main work shifts to Brookdale Road in December

Construction crews replacing a sewer main along Brookdale Road in Parkland are shifting work to the eastern end of the project this month.

The crews are replacing 5,000 feet of sewer pipe with a 72-inch diameter... Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2013

Trail closure at Chambers Creek Regional Park

The Grandview walking trail along Grandview Drive in University Place is closed to the public through Friday, Oct. 18. The trail runs between the North Meadow parking area north of Cirque Drive and the entrance to the park... Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2013

Brookdale Road sewer main replacement project starts Oct. 1

Pierce County will begin replacing the sewer main along Brookdale Road in Parkland Oct. 1. The project is expected to last through February 2015.

Work will begin at the intersection of A Street and 133rd Street East and... Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2013

Construction on sewer pipe along Grandview Drive W begins this week

Pierce County will begin rehabilitating 9,600 feet of sewer pipe and about 30 manholes located along Grandview Drive West in University Place on Sept. 25.

Repairs will be made to the corroded, 30-inch diameter... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2013

Wastewater treatment plant receives “Outstanding Performance” award from state

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Pierce County's Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in University Place has received the 2012 "Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding... Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2013

Turn lane to be added on Chambers Creek Road at 64th Street West

A turn lane will be added on Chambers Creek Road at 64th Street West in University Place to relieve traffic congestion at the intersection. Construction will begin Aug. 15 and is expected to be complete in the beginning of... Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2013

Partial walking trail closure on Chambers Creek Road

A portion of the E Slope Walking Trail, near the north entrance to the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, will temporarily close to the public.

The closure will last from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9... Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2013

Learn about Brookdale Road sewer main replacement project at June 20 open house

The public is invited to an upcoming open house to learn about Pierce County’s replacement of the sewer main along Brookdale Road in Parkland.

The open house will be held June 20 run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Elmhurst... Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2013

Learn about wastewater treatment plant expansion at Jan. 31 open house

Jan. 23, 2013

The public is invited to an upcoming open house to learn about Pierce County’s expansion of the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The open house will run from 5 to7 p.m. on Jan. 31, at the... Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Celebrate start of treatment plant expansion with Nov. 15 groundbreaking

Pierce County residents are invited to celebrate the start of construction on the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the plant, located at 10311... Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2012

County receives $13 million low-interest state loan for treatment plant expansion

Tuesday Sep 25 2012 10:00 AM

Pierce County's Public Works and Utilities department applied for and received a low-interest state loan for the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project.

The... Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2012

Pierce County seeks comments on proposed sewer regulation changes

Wednesday Sep 12 2012 5:18 PM

All customers of the Pierce County Sewer Utility are invited to provide feedback on proposed updates to county regulations that deal with Sewer Utility operations. Suggested changes include... Read on...