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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Amy Correa, Thurston County Stormwater Utility Communications & Outreach Coordinator, (360) 786-5492 or StormwaterUtility@co.thurston.wa.us

Public Input Needed on Standing Water in Rochester 
Learn about drainage improvement plans and provide input on October 25 at 6pm

OLYMPIA – Public input is needed on two upcoming Thurston County Stormwater Utility projects currently in the planning phase, which are aimed at reducing neighborhood flooding and recharging groundwater in the Rochester area. 

The first project is a stormwater pond and pipe replacement near 182nd Ave SW and Albany Street, to improve drainage in the surrounding neighborhood. The second project is a larger drainage study of the area around and south of the Rochester “Main Street” section of Highway 12. 

“Listening to concerns and insights directly from the community is the most important step in our project design process,” said Mark Maurer, Thurston County Stormwater Utility Planner. “Our hope is that we can design projects for local stormwater solutions that might also include additional functions or amenities for the community.”

Rochester citizens can help identify problem areas and provide input on how these projects can best add value to the community either online at Rochester.ThurstonStormwater.org or in person at the upcoming public meeting. 

The public meeting will be held Wednesday, October 25, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the ROOF Community Services meeting room, located at the Rochester Community Center at 10140 Highway 12 SW. Light refreshments will be provided. 


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3