Residential Soil Sampling

Is your property located in the Tacoma Smelter Plume? We can sample your soil for free!

The map to the left shows the areas impacted by the Tacoma Smelter. The darker areas are likely to have higher levels of arsenic and lead in the soil.

To find more detailed information, you can enter your address into the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Dirt Alert public database.

If you live in certain areas of Tacoma, Ruston, and Vashon/Maury Islands, your property may qualify for additional services. These may include removal of contaminated soil, replacement with clean soil, and replacement of landscaping as part of the Department of Ecology’s Residential Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program.

Has your property already been sampled? You can search for results HERE. Not all test results are available online. 

If you can’t find information on your property, please contact your local Health Department or the Washington State Department of Ecology.