Pierce County sewer rates to increase Jan. 1, 2021

PIERCE COUNTY — Customers in Pierce County’s sewer service area will see a 3.75 percent increase in their sewer rates starting Jan. 1, 2021. The Pierce County Council passed Ordinance No. 2019-77 which set the sewer rate as part of the 2020-21 biennial budget. There was also a rate increase in 2020. Single-family residential customers…

Current Unemployment November 2020

Here is the state of our State in unemployment for the end of November 2020 from the Employment Security Department. Here is a link to further data.

Topsoil in your yard – is it safe?

If you are fairly new to Pierce County, you may not be aware that the beautiful place on the waterfront called Point Ruston hides a dirty old secret. The site was formerly the ASARCO Smelter. It took raw materials and turned out new shiny copper materials. The sludge from the refinery was poured into Puget…

What is the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department?

With the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department’s existence in the balance this week, you may have a lot of questions about who they are, what they do, and how much it all costs. Unless you have needed their services, you may not be aware of all the things your local Health Department does in Pierce…

And the County Executive will be in control of the new Health Dept.

Here is the invitation to the meeting with a bit more information about where the Council is going with the demise of the Interlocal Agreement for the Tacoma Pierce County Board of Health. This item says there will be a new Board of Health and the Department will be under the County Executive. So the…

Pierce County Parks, new restrictions

Pierce County Parks has worked diligently to provide social, sport, and recreational activities at various sites throughout the county in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to Governor Inslee’s recently released directive and out of an abundance of caution, Pierce County Parks is announcing facility closures and program cancellations as follows: Sprinker Recreation…

Deadline for Clover Creek stormwater presentations

8/31 deadline for Presentation Proposals on the topic of Stormwater in the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Final Notice: The Chambers Clover Creek Watershed Council invites individuals with knowledge or expertise on the topic of Stormwater to submit a short topic abstract to be considered for the annual Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Issues Forum, scheduled for the late…

83-9 Pierce County Critical Water Supply

In 1983, the Pierce County Council designated the water supply as critical. This is the document from county files in PDF form. In the face of the Council Planning Committee Meeting on August 19, 2020 regarding building a dense urban area over a sole source aquifer, this may be relevant to know. Here are the…