Back to School Safety Tips

It’s Back to School time!  That means lots of new and excited students, plus a few nervous parents, are on the streets and sidewalks, learning their new routines.  Plus the days are getting darker.  Here are a few tips to help keep everyone safe. Drivers Obey the speed limit, especially Read more…

Sk8 Park Reopens

It’s back open! After months of repairing damage, it’s better than ever with a beautiful new paint job. Please enjoy the Sk8 Park and use it safely. Please also respect and protect this newly renovated area. Park Rules Puyallup Herald article about park’s renovation

Bill Pay Timing

Finance staff have noticed that a few utility customers are confused about the path and timing of your bank’s online bill pay function. It is not an immediate transfer of funds: it still requires the mailing of a physical check; it’s just that the bank does it for you now. Read more…

Cemetery Awarded Grant

The State of Washington’s Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation awarded the Sumner Cemetery with an $18,000 grant to replace the roof on the Chapel Mausoleum. Built in 1971, this flat-roof, concrete building holds indoor and outdoor crypts, as well as glass front and bronze niches inside.  The inside chapel Read more…

Earth Overshoot Day

August 1 is Earth Overshoot Day ―the date when we (all of humanity) have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. To recognize this, here are some things the City is doing to help reduce our ecological footprint: Working towards switching to paperless methods Read more…

New Sewer Averages

Did the sewer portion of your bill change this month? Yes, why? Every June the City recalculates your sewer rates for each individual residential property. How? Calculations are based on water that you used in the prior six months (November through May). This sets your sewer rate for the next Read more…

Sewer Smoke Testing

This summer, the City of Sumner will be conducting tests of the sanitary sewers throughout the city.  These tests involve blowing harmless “smoke” into the sewer to find where unwanted storm water enters the sewer.  As a result, you may see “smoke” coming from roof vents, building foundations, manhole covers Read more…

Doing Business in Sumner

Some call us the best little town the Pacific Northwest has to offer, but don’t let our small-town charm fool you. Behind that friendly smile is an award-winning planned community, four freeway interchanges, commuter rail station and access to two major Pacific Coast ports…all waiting to serve your customers!  Give Read more…