Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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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.