Public Access is Closed to Most County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Thurston County has moved to an essential services model, in effect
through Monday, April 6, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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Storm Drains & Ponds (also called Stormwater Facilities)

Storm drains and ponds are man-made features used to reduce erosion, flooding and the amount of pollution in stormwater by collecting and slowly releasing rainwater runoff. There are more than 1,000 storm ponds in the county.  It’s our job to inspect stormwater facilities that are in the County right-of-way or owned and operated by the County.  We check them annually to make sure they’re working right. It is the responsibility of the facility owner – typically homeowners, business owners or HOAs –  to keep them in good working order.