Water Quality

Water is one of our region’s most valuable resources.  From the glaciers on Mt. Rainier to the salt water of Puget Sound and all the streams, rivers, wetlands, and lakes in between, Pierce County is filled with water.

The District works with citizen volunteers to monitor the health of our streams and rivers in order to educate the public about how our daily lives impact our local water. The data collected through our Stream Team Program helps promote low-impact development practices, informs public agencies of problem areas, and inspires citizen action to improve our water quality.

The District also engages citizens in action initiatives through our rain garden, Depave, and streamside planting programs. These programs directly improve the water quality of our region by filtering out pollutants and reducing stormwater runoff. Collectively, the efforts create an informed public and help local communities meet Clean Water Act standards. 

  1. Water Quality Improvement

    Learn more about Stormwater Improvement including Rain Gardens, Urban Tree Planting and Pavement Removal.

  2. Water Quality Monitoring

    Learn more about how to come a stream or lake monitor.

  3. Landowner Assistance

    Landowner assistance to implement water quality projects on private property.

Volunteer Opportunities:
If you would like to volunteer or would like information on volunteer opportunities, please contact the Water Quality Improvement Program at 253.845.9770 x109.

To get assistance in water quality improvement projects your property, contact the Water Quality Improvement Program at 253-845-9770 x109.