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Wilkeson Municipal Water

Town of Wilkeson Water FAQ’s

The Town of Wilkeson Municipal Water System has a total of 571 equivalent residential connections (ERU). This number is determined by the Washington State Department of Health.

Currently Wilkeson has 374 ERU’s in use and 197 available connections able to be sold before our capacity is met.

Proposed Out of Town Subdivision

Currently, there is a proposed development requesting 74 water connections. The property is located in unincorporated Pierce County. Therefore, the water portion is the only aspect of the project the Town of Wilkeson has jurisdiction over. All other decisions will be made by Pierce County Planning and Land Services division.

To date, Pierce County has not received this developer’s application for the proposed development. The application will be for a  proposed Preliminary Plat with State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) review. That proposed plat and SEPA review will require the developer complete the following items:

  1. Impact Studies
    • Traffic
    • Schools
    • Storm Water
    • Critical Areas
  2. Septic Design Approval through Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
  3. Community Input
    • Public Comment- allowing people to call or email a specific contact at Pierce County, that will be responsible for fielding and retaining the comment received.
    • Any member of the public may request Pierce County hold a community meeting here in Town to go over the information and receive comments in person.

This is a developing item and as more information is available, updates will be made here.