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Navigating Rules and Regulations

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Public water systems, individual wells and property development in Pierce County.

We can answer questions and help you interpret rules and regulations when you:

  • Complete an application.
  • Manage a water system.
  • Want to get a building permit.


You can email us at email us if you need help.

Public Water Systems

Do you want to:

  • Start a new water system?
  • Manage or operate an existing system?
  • Make changes or update an existing system?

See the rules for water systems below.

Group A

Group B


Do you want to:

  • Drill a new well?
  • Decommission or remove an old well?
  • Make changes to an existing well?
  • Hire a licensed contractor?
  • Know what changed because of the Hirst decision?

Rules for well construction

Tacoma-Pierce County info

Specific guidelines for development in Pierce County for:

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