Kapowsin Well Drill

Project Update

October 15: The contractor has completed all work on site. We are continuing to evaluate options related to enhancing the existing spring source. 

About the project

Pierce County was court-appointed as the receiver of the Kapowsin Water District (KWD) on November 29, 2017. Pierce County has been tasked to provide a safe and reliable water supply for the 40-connection water district to meet receivership provisions and comply with current Department of Health standards. 

This two-phase project will build a new well and water treatment system on the same property where the current water treatment building is located. 

Pierce County has secured federal and state grants for the well drilling project to reduce costs for KWD customers. Project costs beyond grant funding will be covered by KWD customers.


Full details about the Kapowsin Water District receivership is available at www.piercecountywa.gov/kwd.

Phase 1 – Drill well 


  • Project #: P-110752
  • Estimated Total Project Cost: $1.2 - $1.53 million
  • Phase 1 Construction Contractor: Tacoma Pump & Drilling Co. Inc.
  • Phase 2 Construction Contractor: TBD
Funding Sources

  • $500,000 Drinking Water Emergency Fund grant from Washington State Dept. of Health
  • $500,000 USDA Rural Development grant

How will this project affect you?

Construction work will typically occur weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some work may be conducted at night. A pump test running at least 24 hours will occur at the end of the well drilling project. Neighbors located closest to the well site will notice typical construction noise. 

Project contacts

Jeff Roscoe P.E.
Construction Engineering Supervisor
(253) 798-2119
Lois Wilson P.E. 
Project Engineer 
(253) 798-4110