Protecting our Water Resources
Stormwater pollution from urban runoff
can be a serious health risk and significant environmental threat to the quality of our rivers, lakes
and streams. Every time it rains, pollutants such as sediment,
oil, antifreeze, fertilizer, pesticides and animal waste are washed into
storm drains and ditches, which then typically drains directly to a
local water body, or into the ground -- our source of drinking water.
The Thurston County Storm and Surface Water Utility provides programs and projects to reduce flooding, erosion and pollution caused by stormwater runoff, while protecting and enhancing aquatic habitat.
Stormwater Facility Maintenance
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