We've partnered with Cascade Water Alliance to improve water quality in Lake Tapps. We offer workshops, site visits, and other education for homeowners. Become part of the solution. You can make a few small changes and protect your lake.
Inspect your septic system
We will send reminders in 2020 to all septic system owners in the Lake Tapps watershed to get their septic system inspected. We offer a $100 discount on inspections, but funds are limited. Schedule your inspection now to take advantage of the savings!
- Download the septic incentive form.
- View a map of the Lake Tapps watershed.
- Read frequently asked questions about the program requirements.
- Join us on Zoom for our virtual septic workshop on May 14, from 4-5 p.m. to learn about maintenance tips.
We check water quality to make sure you are safe
In addition to education, we also monitor 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. We issue advisories when conditions are unsafe. This helps 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 $100 on your next septic inspection.
- Schedule a site visit.
- Show off your dedication with a TappsWise yard sign!
Contact us at TappsWise@tpchd.org or (253) 882-7109.