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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Amy Correa, Thurston County Stormwater Utility Communications & Outreach Coordinator, (360)786-5492 or StormwaterUtility@co.thurston.wa.us

FREE Neighborhood Stormwater Pond Maintenance Workshop Apr. 21  
Learn how to care for your neighborhood stormwater management system to help prevent flooding, keep local water clean, and prevent costly repairs

​OLYMPIA – Property owners and Homeowners Association (HOA) members won't want to miss this special opportunity that is only offered once this year. Join us for—a free half-day workshop sponsored and presented by Thurston County and the Cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater on Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

 There are more than 938 stormwater ponds in Thurston County owned by individuals, neighborhoods, and HOA's. Often people don't know that they have a stormwater pond that belongs to their neighborhood or understand their responsibility for maintaining it. Well maintained neighborhood stormwater facilities help prevent flooding and property damage, and help keep local streams and drinking water sources clean. Just like a vehicle, a stormwater system needs routine maintenance to make sure it performs the work it is designed to do.

 The workshop includes classroom instruction and a hands-on field session. Information will be provided on how to:

  • Identify common problems seen in stormwater systems (such as wet or dry ponds, or other stormwater features)
  • Inspect your system and when to submit annual reports
  • Avoid future costly repairs to the system by addressing problems early.
  • Get in touch with professional service providers
  • Find out if your jurisdiction has free assistance program and who is eligible

The workshop will take place at the Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater. Light refreshments provided. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Sign up now at stormforms.org/signup-spring or contact us at (360)754-3355, or at StormwaterUtility@co.thurston.wa.us.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3