Planning and Public Works and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department continue to coordinate our efforts and improve your customer experience.
An update to our online permitting system provides a more detailed application review status comment line for the Health Department. The descriptions on the PALS+ dashboard are now more specific, so you’ll know whether the comment refers to onsite sewage/septic or an individual well/public water.
You’ll see these new status lines right away:
- "Health Dept. – Septic" shows comments for the onsite sewage portion of the review
- "Health Dept. – Water" shows comments for the water or well portion of the review
Environmental Health Programs realigned
The Health Department's Drinking Water program recently merged with the Onsite Sewage program to create one program for the permitting process, managed by Leigh McIntire. Staff contact information is below:
Leigh McIntire, Program Manager
Onsite Sewage & Drinking Water Program
firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 798-6144
Meghan Whidden, Supervisor
Onsite Sewage (Septic)
email@example.com or (253) 651-2404
George Waun, Supervisor
firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 798-6485
Chrissy Cooley, Program Manager
Code Compliance, Report of System Status (RSS) program, and Septic System Operation and Maintenance and Surface Water programs
email@example.com or (253) 278-1404
We’ll continue to work together on co-location to simplify the permitting process and communication for Pierce County residents and remain committed to our Best Public Agency values.