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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 1, 2019
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Contractors Invited to Stormwater Maintenance Workshop on November 16
Participants will learn what to look for when evaluating maintenance projects and  how to avoid costly mistakes

OLYMPIA – Contractors who inspect and maintain stormwater ponds, filters, storm drains, and other types of stormwater facilities for neighborhoods and commercial buildings are invited to a free workshop on November 16, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The workshop is co-hosted by Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. 

What: Free Stormwater Workshop for Contractors 
Where: South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, Building 35, Room 251
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Registration: Pre-register to reserve a place for the free workshop online at Registration will be open until 7:00 a.m. on November 16.

Topics for the workshop include showing contractors what problems to look for, how to fix them, and how to file the correct paperwork. Participants will learn what is required by regulation, what vegetation and other materials are recommended by inspectors, and which repairs, when done incorrectly, could lead to code violations.

The workshop includes on-site field visits to commercial stormwater facilities for hands-on question-and-answer sessions. 


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3