News Flash

Planning & Public Works

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Celebrate completion of stormwater pond with ribbon cutting Nov. 14

Nov. 7, 2012

Pierce County residents are invited to celebrate the completion of a stormwater pond in the Fir Ridge neighborhood south of Bonney Lake. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the property located on the northeast corner of 112th Street E and 206th Avenue Court E.

The pond was built during the summer and fall. A drainage pipe was also installed along 205th Avenue to route runoff to the new pond from the adjacent Cedar Ridge neighborhood.

The two developments and existing stormwater pond were built in the 1980s. The existing pond would receive almost all the runoff from the 170 residential lots and roads within the development. During heavy storms, the pond would flood adjacent properties.

"The new pond and pipe were installed to reduce flooding in two neighborhoods," said Harold Smelt, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities surface water manager. "This facility will provide additional stormwater storage, and clean up stormwater for a safer environment."

At the new pond, existing native trees and shrubs were retained wherever possible, and new trees and plants were added to improve wildlife habitat. Over the years, the vegetation will give the pond a much more natural look than older stormwater ponds.

The project cost $650,000, including property acquisition. Funding came from Surface Water Management utility service charge funds. Lloyd Enterprises, Inc. was the project's contractor. More information about the projects is available at www.piercecountywa.org/firridge.

Ceremony detailsSpeakers at the Nov. 14 ribbon cutting ceremony include County Executive Pat McCarthy, Councilmember Dan Roach (District 1), Public Works and Utilities Director Brian Ziegler, and Harold Smelt. Following the remarks, the ribbon cutting will take place across the street at the new pond.

Street parking is available at the ceremony site.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Planning & Public Works

Critical Area Sign-Off Improvements

Posted on: November 19, 2019

October News - Community Plan Updates

Posted on: October 18, 2019

Code enforcement portal improvements

Posted on: September 26, 2019

Our permit process just got easier

Posted on: September 24, 2019

Recording Fees Increase in July 2019

Posted on: July 10, 2019

Shoreline Master Program Update

Posted on: June 20, 2019

Annex Remodel Update

Posted on: April 16, 2019

Road standards revisions coming soon

Posted on: March 13, 2019

Apply for Family Wage Job Credits

Posted on: March 8, 2019

February 28 Traffic Impact Fee Workshop

Posted on: February 19, 2019

West Lobby at the Annex Closes March 1

Posted on: February 14, 2019

Traffic Impact Fees To Change Feb. 1

Posted on: January 28, 2019

Annex Remodel Underway

Posted on: January 18, 2019

January 16 Shoreline Workshop

Posted on: January 9, 2019

Family-Wage Job Credit Program

Posted on: January 2, 2019

Tips to treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 20, 2013

New levee will protect people, help salmon

Posted on: December 19, 2013

Treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 24, 2012
Santa photo

See Santa land at Thun Field, Dec. 9

Posted on: December 4, 2012

Prepare now for flood season

Posted on: October 19, 2012

Ferry crew rescues kayaker

Posted on: September 7, 2012

Wednesday ferry schedule adjusted

Posted on: June 15, 2012

Celebrate Puget Sound in May

Posted on: April 25, 2012

Last chance for free storm debris disposal

Posted on: February 24, 2012

Free storm debris disposal ends Feb. 26

Posted on: February 17, 2012