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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Kelsey Mae Crane, Thurston County Community Planning, (360) 490-1703 or kelsey.crane@co.thurston.wa.us

Online Neighborhood Stormwater Systems Maintenance Workshop Scheduled for April 12
Learn how to plan, inspect, and care for your neighborhood stormwater facilities

OLYMPIA – Property owners, property management companies, and Homeowner's Association (HOA) members who maintain neighborhood stormwater ponds and other related systems are invited to attend a free online workshop, beginning Monday, April 12. Attendees will receive information on stormwater facility requirements, inspections and maintenance 'how-to's,' budget planning and guidance, takeaway resources and information sheets, and technical assistance.

The workshop includes a self-paced online course in addition to a live webinar scheduled for Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. The live webinar will take participants on a virtual stormwater systems inspection, featuring a Q&A with staff from Thurston County and the Cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater.

What: Free Online Stormwater Systems Maintenance Workshop
When: Launches Monday, April 12, and runs through Friday, April 30; live webinar is Thursday, April 15, at 6 p.m.
Where: Register to attend online at www.tinyurl.com/4egu96am

There are more than 938 stormwater ponds in Thurston County owned by individuals, neighborhoods, and HOA's. Often, people don't know they have a stormwater pond that belongs to their neighborhood, or understand their responsibility for maintaining it. When properly maintained, stormwater ponds and other stormwater systems help prevent flooding and property damage while keeping local streams and drinking water sources clean.

Stormwater systems require routine maintenance to make sure they continue to perform the work they are designed to do. Regular maintenance of stormwater systems can prevent costly repairs in the future!


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3