Military Road Interceptor

Military Road Sewer project in Frederickson and Spanaway area.

Project area (click to expand)

Map of Military Road Interceptor sewer project that begin in summer of 2019.

  • Project Advertisement: TBD
  • Anticipated Construction Start: Early 2020
  • Anticipated duration: 12 -18 months

  • Project #: P-110609
  • Estimated Total Project Cost: $5.5 million
  • Funding Source: Sewer utility funds
  • Construction Contractor: TBD

About the project

Nearly 8,600 feet of new sewer pipe will be installed to support development along the Military Road East and 176th Street East corridor. The project will extend sewer pipe along Military Road from 22nd Ave East to 36th Ave East. The project is anticipated to begin summer 2019 and take 12-18 months to complete. 

Expect intermittent road closures during construction. Emergency vehicle and local access will remain open at all times. Drivers should anticipate intermittent traffic delays. 

Learn more about proposed programs from Planning and Public Works to assist customers with connecting to the sewer system.

How will this project affect you?

Some homes will be required to connect: Connection requirements depend on the type of lot. There are three types of lots in the area of this work:

  1. Dry line – Homes built in subdivisions with most of the sewer pipes already in the ground. The pipes were installed when the subdivision was developed and are considered "dry sewer lines" because they are not connected to surrounding homes or the public sewer system. This project will connect those lines to the public sewer system and will require connecting homes in the development.

    All homes in the following subdivisions will need to connect: Erin's Court (169th St E.), Montgomery Meadows (34th Ave Ct E.) and Rainbow Skies (173rd St E.) – see map above. Property owners will have 180 days from date of official notice from Pierce County to connect to the sewer system and decommission existing septic tanks. Official notice will be sent upon completion of the Military Road Interceptor sewer project. Please see “Step-by-step guide for connecting to sewer system” below. 
  2. On-site septic system – Homes using approved on-site septic system until new development is proposed on the property; the existing septic system fails; or the owner chooses to connect.
  3. Vacant lots – Undeveloped lots will connect to the sewer system when developed.

For more information, please see Pierce County Code sections 13.04.030.B.2 and 18J.15.160.

Sewer Stubs: The project will include providing sewer stubs to nearby properties. Sewer stubs provide a convenient point for future sewer system connections. Property owners are being contacted to obtain temporary construction permit for the County’s contractor to install the stub to their property line.

Privately owned property in County right-of-way: It is anticipated that the contractor will need to make use of the county right-of-way to install the sewer line. Property owners may need to remove privately owned items within the right-of-way that they wish to salvage prior to construction.

Traffic impacts: Intermittent road closures will be necessary to complete the work. The contractor will always be required to maintain local and emergency vehicle access.

Nearly 8,600 feet of new sewer pipe to be installed.

  • 5,012 feet of 18-inch, 12-inch and 8-inch pipe along Military Road from 22nd Ave East to 36th Ave East.
  • 1,903 feet of eight-inch pipe along 36th Ave. East Ave East.
  • 1,356 feet of eight-inch pipe along Waller Road East.
  • 322 feet of eight-inch pipe along 32nd Ave. East.

Step-by-step guide for connecting to sewer system

  1. Choose contractor from the registered contractor list.
  2. Fill out Residential Sewer Service Permit (A2) form.
  3. Submit project (with scanned documents) online through PALS+ permitting system.
  4. Pay the sewer service permit fee of $170 and applicable connection charges of $5,228 (includes $3,491 Wastewater Treatment Capacity Charge and $1,737 Basin Area Charge). Rates are subject to change and are accurate as of date of publishing.
  5. The application will be reviewed for compliance with standard plans and the permit will be issued to the contractor.
  6. Once your property is connected to the sewer, any existing septic tanks on the property will need to be decommissioned.
  7. Additional information about this process.

Project contacts

Aaron Callanan P.E
Design Engineering Supervisor 
(253) 798-4207 
Juan Loyola P.E. 
Project Engineer 
(253) 798-2281