Environmental Health
Surface Water (Lakes, Rivers & Streams)
Swimming in Thurston County
  SUMMIT LAKE  
 
SUMMIT LAKE TOXIC BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED
Effective 5/17/18


2018 Summit Lake Sample Map - Updated 5/17/18

Purging Household Plumbing - What to Do After Algal Bloom
     
 

Purging Household Plumbing - What to Do After Algal Bloom

After an algal bloom we recommend that all household plumbing be purged prior to resuming water usage.

Private Lab Testing Available to Residents

  • There are different methodologies for testing non-potable water and drinking water. Ask to be sure the lab is accredited for the test you are looking for. For drinking water samples the method is EPA 545. This method is used for clean tap samples, but is not appropriate for thick blooms. Discuss your particular situation with the lab. Typically the laboratory will supply the correct sample bottle and directions which are likely to include keeping the sample cold and dark during shipping, ship overnight to the lab, and letting the lab know if there is chlorine in the sample.

Other Items of Interest

  • The Summit Lake Community Association is forming a Water Quality Team to develop water quality related projects and solutions going forward. To stay informed about this team's work, or to get involved, please email the Association at summitlakeslca@gmail.com and ask to be put on the Water Quality Team email list.         

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  • Report algae blooms or swimming-related illness
    360-867-2626
  • General Questions
    360-867-2626
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