Environmental Health
Surface Water (Lakes, Rivers & Streams)
  Surface Water (Lakes, Rivers & Streams)  

The surface water program, also known as Resource Protection, includes elements to protect and maintain the quality of the natural environment. Specific activities include:

Henderson Watershed Protection Area (HWPA) Septic System Operation & Maintenance Program

The purpose of the Henderson program is to ensure that all septic system owners are maintaining and inspecting their septic systems to prevent premature failures. This program will help by regularly evaluating all septic systems within the program area, so that problems can be identified as soon as possible and repairs made. ...more

Nisqually Reach Septic System Operation & Maintenance Program

The purpose of the program is to assure that on-site sewage systems are properly operated and maintained to protect the health of county residents and to preserve the water quality of Nisqually Reach watershed. ...more

Surface Water Protection

Surface Water Protection activities include sanitary surveys on marine and freshwater shorelines, purchasing property to be used to construct community drainfields where on-site repairs are not possible, monitoring, data analysis, and education. ...more

Swimming in Thurston County

There are several waterfront parks and swimming holes in Thurston County. To find out where they are located, what amenities they offer, and potential risks, see Swimming in Thurston County or click on a link below.

Water Quality Monitoring

Water quality monitoring includes data analysis and regular monitoring of specific lakes, rivers, and streams in Thurston County.

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This page last updated: 06/02/21