Sewer and Storm Water Collections
1100 39th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
253.841.5505 Public Works Main Number
841.5431 After hours Emergency
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The Collections Division maintains and repairs all wastewater and storm water piping, structures and related facilities. Division employees provide an important public health service with the regular cleaning and video inspection of sanitary sewer lines. The division also investigates and monitors water quality in the watershed and regulates Industrial discharges. Their work is equally important in storm water, reducing nuisance flooding by regular maintenance. They are prepared and offer critical emergency assistance during larger flood events. In addition to routine cleaning of wastewater and storm water collection systems, significant repair and replacement of sewer and stormwater utilities are accomplished annually.
The wastewater and stormwater collection systems are composed of approximately:
What should I do when my sewer becomes plugged?
Call the Public Works Department; they will dispatch a crew to determine if the problem is in the City 's pipes or on your property.
My tub (or sink) is draining slowly, is my sewer plugged?
If only one fixture is draining slowly, the problem is usually with the plumbing in the house. If all of your drains are draining slowly the problem may be in the house lateral connection to the sewer main or the main itself. If you suspect this is the problem, call the Public Works Department, and a crew will be dispatched to investigate the problem and clean the sewer line if necessary. It's important to remember that the City's responsibility ends at your property line.
Where does the wastewater go?
Everything that goes down your toilet (or drain) goes to the City of Puyallup's Treatment Plant. The wastewater is treated and then discharged into the Puyallup River.
Can I drain my yard into the storm line?
Yes, you will need to get a permit from the city's Development Engineering division.
Who should I call when someone is dumping something into the storm drain?
Polluting our storm system is a crime. Immediately report this, or any other suspicious activity, to the Police Department at 253.841.5431 or call 911.
Is there a volunteer organization I can join to help keep our streams and lakes healthy?
Yes, you can contact the "Stream Team" at 253.845.2973 or Public Works at 841.5505.