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Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Telephone: 253-537-7781 Facsimile: 253-536-1759

(closed on Holidays and weekends).

Customer Service Email: service@summitwater.org

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Customers Beware!

Summit Water was notified of an attempt by an individual to solicit the sale of a water meter and services for the installation of this meter to one of the Company's customers. Please note that the water meter, box and service line from the water meter to the water main are the property of Summit Water and as such are maintained by the Company. The Company does not employ individuals to solicit sales door to door. If you are approached by individuals attempting to sell you products or services as stated above please contact us at 253-537-7781 prior to authorizing or paying for the product/services. Please give us a call for further information. A description of the sales persons and / or license number of the vehicle(s) would be very helpful too.


Customers have been targeted with fraudulent phone calls.

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Cold & Flu Season Again!

Here is a comparison chart to use as a guide but please see your doctor if you have any questions about your symptoms!

  Know the Difference between Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms



H1N1 Flu


Fever is rare with a cold. 

Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu. 


A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold. 

A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough). 


Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold. 

Severe aches and pains are common with the flu. 

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.. 

Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu. 


Chills are uncommon with a cold. 

60% of people who have the flu experience chills. 


Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold. 

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu. 


Sneezing is commonly present with a cold. 

Sneezing is not common with the flu. 

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days. 

The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. 


A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold. 

A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases. 

Sore Throat

Sore throat is commonly present with a cold. 

Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu. 

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold. 

Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu. 

The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.




 Payment Drop, anytime.
(payments may be dropped off at Summit Water's office in the drop box
located by the gate on the driveway or the mail slot to the left of the office front door)




Customer Account Access

Customers are now able to access their accounts via e-Pay On-Line bill pay.


 Please note: the first time you access your account you will need to have your account number available.  Additionally, ALL CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS will be processed through a third party processor.  Users of a credit card will now have a third party processing fee not affiliated with Summit Water & Supply.   All Customers will continue to have the ability to pay with cash, check or ACH with no additional processing fee.  Please contact our Customer Service with questions or concerns, Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, at 253-537-7781.



Summit Water is a non-profit, member owned company, which requires every connection to the system to purchase a membership prior to receiving service. 

Membership fees are the same cost for each connection however, there are an assortment of fees and charges based on (but not limited to) meter size, fire flow requirements and type of use. These funds are set aside for future projects such as storage facilities, water sources (wells), mainline / system upgrades and other miscellaneous projects throughout the system. 

For more information on service connection fees and charges see NEW CONSTRUCTION

Our web site is set up for quick information. Contact us if you have any questions or comments after all - We're Neighbors.

Our Mission

Summit Water & Supply is dedicated to ensuring delivery of a reliable supply of safe, clean, quality drinking water at the most effective cost to all our members and customers.





Summit Water & Supply Company is a water purveyor located in east Tacoma in unincorporated Pierce County, Washington State.

We have been in business since 1923 and currently have about 5,150 connections.

We currently provide potable water to our customers from ground water sources only.

Our current storage capacity is approximately 7.1 million gallons.

Our pumping capacity is roughly 3,500 gallons per minute (gpm) with a water right of 2,800 gpm.  Summit Water also has an additional 1,390 gpm available by wholesale agreement from Lakewood Water.  We are currently in negotiations with Lakewood Water in hopes of securing an additional 1.0 million gallons per day (MGD), which would increase our wholesale flow to nearly 2,100 gpm or 3.0 MGD. 




Annual meetings are held on the second Tuesday in April. 

An annual letter is sent out each year to the members of the Company that covers a wide range of events and information about the Company and also list the date, time and location of the annual meeting. 

If you are an owner of a property served by Summit Water and wish to have a voting voice in company affairs you must provide proper documentation showing proof of ownership of the property to which a membership is tied to, at least one business day prior to the Annual Meeting.

Members who have provided proper documentation (most commonly used is a Statutory Warranty Deed), will be eligible to vote on company business. 



Contact Information

Postal address
9701 50th Ave E, Tacoma, WA, 98446
Electronic mail
General Information and Customer Support: mailto:service@summitwater.org

Other Contacts




How do I get to Summit Water?

We are located approximately 4 blocks West of the intersection of Canyon Road East and 96th Street East and at the South end of an asphalt driveway in a single story building. 

If you are coming from S.R. 512 interchange and Canyon Rd E, you would head North on Canyon Road down the hill to 96th St E and head West to the top of the hill and turn South on the asphalt driveway. 

There is a sign on the intersection of our shared drive way and 96th St E. 

We are located in Pierce County, Washington State, between Tacoma and Puyallup.

If you are coming from 72nd Street East and Canyon Rd E, you would turn south on Canyon Rd E from 72nd St E, then continue south to 96th St E and turn West then go to the top of the hill and turn on the asphalt shared driveway.





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