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  • Navigating Rules and Regulations

    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: