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
  • Use the Sewer Service Area Web app to determine if you are in the Pierce County Sewer Service Area by clicking here. If your address is in the salmon colored area, you are in our service,
  • To view a map showing the Pierce County Sanitary Sewer System and Service Area click here.

2) Get approval of on-site septic systems

3) Ensure that your sewer project is in compliance with Pierce County's standard plans and details
  • Use our Standard Plans and Details to complete your designs.
  • Fill out the necessary Standard Forms
  • Scan your documents and submit your project electronically through the Pierce County Planning and Land Services Online Permitting system. Click here for more information or to apply/submit online. 
  • ALL 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.
  • Review the 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.
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