We've partnered with Cascade Water Alliance to improve water quality in Lake Tapps. We will offer workshops, site visits, and other education for homeowners. By making a few small changes, you can protect your lake and become part of the solution.
Water quality monitoring
In addition to education, we will also be monitoring water quality. We check many areas around the lake for toxic algae, and test the water at Allan Yorke and North Lake Tapps County parks for bacteria. When conditions are unsafe, we issue advisories so people and pets stay safe.
What you can do to be TappsWise
Become a steward of your lake—help keep it safe for swimming, playing, fishing and boating. Follow these easy steps to start improving water quality:
- Practice natural yard care.
- Maintain your septic system.
- Scoop your pet's poop.
- Attend workshops to learn more.
Get TappsWise certified
Want to get more involved? Be a leader in your community and show neighbors you contribute to a healthier Lake Tapps:
- Fill out the TappsWise checklist to start your certification.
- Participate in the TappsWise Septic Care Incentive Program—Save up to $450 on your next septic inspection, riser installation or pumping.
- Schedule a site visit.
- Show off your dedication with a TappsWise yard sign!
Contact us at TappsWise@tpchd.org or (253) 798-2856.