Tehaleh Water Storage Tank

Pinnacle Ridge Reservoir

198th Ave. Road Project Update - August 30, 2022

Work scheduled for August 31, 2022 may impact water quality between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. We are taking steps to minimize impacts and have placed high visibility signs along the main access streets in the area.

You can easily keep discolored water out of your home or business by not using water during this time. Any discolored water that gets into the water lines of your home or business is temporary and should clear quickly. If you experience discolored water or sediment in your water, remove aerators from your faucets and run the cold water for 3 to 5 minutes. After flushing, we recommend you first wash a load of dark clothes before any light-colored clothing.

If you have a water quality concern, please call us at 253-502-8384.

For questions about the project’s status, contact Construction Inspector Supervisor Craig West at 253-405-8821.

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Tacoma Water will construct a large water storage tank and pump station on a two-acre parcel of land in the Pinnacle Ridge neighborhood of the Tehaleh community. This project ensures water service reliability, including adequate supply for firefighting and other emergency situations. A key component of this project is to control and maintain water pressure, enhancing the comfort of the community.

The need for this storage tank was determined during the planning and design of Pinnacle Ridge by Tacoma Water. Therefore, the timeline is directly tied to the community’s growth.

To minimize impact on the neighborhood, the site for the tank is on existing utility-zoned property. Tehaleh developers helped select the location during the initial design of the community for its proximity and accessibility.

August 2022 Project Update

The final design of the tank is complete, and the construction contract is in the process of being awarded. Construction is anticipated to start in late September or early October 2022 and will last approximately 13 months. The new tank will be known as Pinnacle Ridge Reservoir in the Tacoma Water System.

Process for design and construction:

  • Site design – storage tank, pump station and landscaping
  • Submit the design to Pierce County for a conditional use permit
  • Prepare for construction by clearing property
  • Build storage tank and pump station once the permit is secured


Project Manager: Carol Powers, PE

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