Sanitary Sewer Service Expansion Project

The City has received funding from the federal government to study, design and construct new sanitary sewers in areas of the City that are not currently served by sewers. Five areas are under consideration for the new sewer lines. Unfortunately, funding is not enough to add sewers to all the areas. Considerations for selecting the areas to be sewered include: 

  • Cost
  • Total number of parcels served
  • Environmental impacts
  • Potential for development/redevelopment
  • Public input (interest/concerns from prospective neighborhoods)

An online public meeting will be held on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. to provide information on the project, answer questions and solicit input from residents. To join the meeting, visit Sewer Services Expansion Virtual Meeting.

The sewer project will construct dry sewer mains in the neighborhoods selected for service. Connections to the sewer line will be the responsibility of the individual homeowners. Hooking up to the sewer main will not be required unless the property experiences a failure in their septic system, or the property redevelops.

The City will continue to solicit and take comments until Feb. 16, 2024. Staff will be providing a summary of all input received as well as a recommendation for areas to be served for Council to consider at the Feb. 20 council meeting.

For more information, contact the City’s NPDES Coordinator by email at Todd Smith or by phone at 253.460.5432.

Please let us know your thoughts regarding this project by taking this short survey.

See the map below for the areas under consideration. Links to the specific areas can also be seen below.  

ARPA Sewer Overview Map