Don’t FOG Your Drains

Fats, oils and grease, known collectively as FOG, represent the most serious enemy of our sewer lines. This includes Butter Cooking oil Salad dressing Mayonnaise Grease Gravy Sauces Food/meat scraps Lard Margarine Shortening When you dump FOG down your drain, it forms large, thick grease balls that clog pipes and Read more…

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Help Santa with Sumner’s Toy Box

Sumner Police are once again holding the Toy Box drive to collect new toys to make sure every kid in the Sumner School District gets a gift. Drop off unwrapped toys in designated boxes at City Hall or participating downtown merchants, and our elves will match them with local kids’ Read more…

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Sumner’s Clean Audit

Audits are quite dry and frankly, not the most exciting to read. However, they are among the most important documents for a City. Our complete 2018 Audit from the Washington State Auditor includes no findings and minor recommendations. An audit is not as visual as a bridge being built or Read more…

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Open House Information

Did you miss last week’s Open House? We’re sorry we didn’t get the chance to talk with you in person. Below are the informational boards that were available at the Open House. Please note they are not the full story, but they are a good abridged version of the information Read more…

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New Family Wage Job Credit

On Monday, September 17, Sumner’s City Council adopted Ordinance 2658, creating a Family Wage Credit Program for the City of Sumner. This program provides incentives to attract businesses to Pierce County and Sumner that provide family-wage jobs and thereby reduce the need to commute out of the area. Currently more Read more…

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Pollution Prevention Week

The  EPA has declared this week P2 – Pollution Prevention for a Resilient Planet. What does that mean? Pollution prevention (P2) means reducing or eliminating sources of pollution to prevent damage to the environment while also eliminating the need for costly controls and cleanup. In other words, let’s identify hazards and minimize risks Read more…

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Wastewater Facility Report

Sumner’s Regional Wastewater Facility collects waste from 15+ square miles, serves 28,700 residents, processes 860,000,000 gallons of flow annually, treats 2,800,000 pounds of solids, removes 98.2% of solids, and gives away 338 tons of biosolid to gardeners. While most people don’t, and don’t want to, think about the work of Read more…

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Parks & Trail Plan

The City of Sumner has been working with Berk Consulting to take all of your ideas, dreams, and wishes from the past months of open houses, surveys, and even Pop-Ups in the Parks. They distilled those ideas and thoughts into a Parks & Trail plan for Sumner’s next 20 years. Read more…

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2018 Legislative Agenda

The Legislative Agenda is the tool through which Sumner tells legislators at the County, State and Federal levels of government how their actions affect Sumner.  This Agenda also helps other cities, the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Washington Cities, Sound Transit, the Port of Tacoma and other partners Read more…

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