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Wastewater

Wastewater Management

Wastewater Management, part of Environmental Services, operates two wastewater treatment plants, cleans billions of gallons of wastewater each year and maintains more than 700 miles of sewer pipe.

 

The water that leaves your homes through sinks, showers and toilets flows through sewer pipe to a wastewater treatment plant where it is treated before being released into Commencement Bay.

Learn more about the services we provide and how we can work together to protect the environment and keep our water clean.
 

Wastewater Programs

The City of Tacoma recommends getting a Private Side Sewer Inspection if a building is more than 25 years old and/or does not have plastic PVC pipe running from the building to the sewer main.

 

Resource for Residents (and businesses, too): Is your side sewer in need of repair or replacement? Click here to learn more about the City of Tacoma's low-interest Sewer Conservation Loan Program.

 

For wastewater questions such as side sewer information, locations of wastewater mains and as-built information, call the City of Tacoma Environmental Services Permit Intake Center at (253) 591-5218.

 

Quick Links

Wastewater Services

Wastewater System

Sewer Backups and Flooding

Wastewater Rates
Permits and Manuals
TAGRO
Education and Involvement Opportunities
What Not to Flush

Grease Goes in the Garbage

Check the code (Municipal Code Title 12, Section 8)
Residential Flooding Brochure

For more information, call Wastewater Management at (253) 591-5588.

Contact Us

Wastewater Management
2201 Portland Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98421

Sewer Backups
24 hours a day

(253) 591-5585


Billing Questions
(253) 502-2100
8 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday-Friday
 

Storm Drain Flooding
24 hours a day

(253) 591-5585

Pollution Hotline
Leave confidential message 24 hours day  

(253) 383-2429

Clean Bay Car Wash Kits
(253) 502-2220

Sewer Conservation Loans  

(253) 591-5763

Citizens for a Healthy Bay

(253) 383-2429