Storm Drainage

Are you Aware of any Spills or Illicit Discharges? Fife is using 253-922-9315 as a “hotline” to report any spill that could enter into the storm sewer that could constitute a threat to human health, welfare of the environment. If you observe a spill that presents a severe of imminent threat to human health please call the local Ecology Office Southwest Region at 1 360-407-6300. Thank you for caring about the environment.

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Federal Clean Water Act

Storm water is the leading contributor to water quality pollution in our urban waterways. As urban areas grow, it is also the state’s fastest growing water quality problem. Under the Federal Clean Water Act, the City of Fife is obliged to meet new and higher standards for water quality; the storm drainage utility was created to provide the funding necessary to meet those standards, and also to fund a program of improvements to the storm runoff collection system in the City of Fife.

It is anticipated that the list will be updated in the years ahead, as projects are completed and new projects are added, and that the drainage utility will also fund smaller projects, that may not be formally added to the capital improvements list.

Providing Services to Additional Districts

The City of Fife has also provided services to Drainage District 21 through an interlocal agreement with the District that was executed during the summer of 2004, and has provided funding for improvements to the tide gates at the Fife Ditch pump station, through an interlocal agreement with Drainage District 23 and other partners. 

Drainage District 21 provides mainline creek, ditch, culvert, and tide gate maintenance in southeast Fife and portions of Edgewood, Puyallup, and unincorporated Pierce County. 

Drainage District 23 provides similar services in north Fife and portions of Milton, Edgewood, and unincorporated Pierce County.