Routine water quality testing in Thurston County has shown high levels of harmful bacteria in some local creeks and waterways. The goal of the Clean Water Program is to reduce bacteria pollution to improve water quality in Thurston County and protect public health. Thurston County Public Health is committed to working with Thurston County residents to protect our water, now and for future generations.
Work with the community to reduce bacteria pollution to improve water quality in Thurston County.
- Continue to collect water samples.
- Locate sources of bacteria pollution.
- Offer site visits.
- Offer education, assistance and referrals for failing septic systems and other sources of bacteria.
Area we plan to focus on:
We're currently focusing on three areas that have historically had high levels of bacteria.
Where does bacteria come from?
Bacteria pollution comes from human and animal waste from: