Pierce County is working with property owners to purchase parcels in the flood hazard zone along 177th/Alward Road near Orting.
Current funding is limited to purchasing parcels. The county's goal is to purchase all of the properties along 177th/Alward Road, as funds become available. As of January 2018, the county has purchased 57 properties from willing sellers.
Existing flood protection facilities will be maintained as the acquisitions proceed. If a major flood severely damages these facilities, the county will assess the damage and decide how to proceed.
Public Meeting About Property Acquisition on Alward Road
A meeting about this project and the property acquisition process was held on Oct. 30, 2013, at Orting Middle School.