Thursday, July 18, 2013

Scatter Creek Community Open House & Workshop on July 30

You are invited to an open house and community workshop about the Scatter Creek Aquifer project, hosted by the Scatter Creek Aquifer Project Citizens Advisory Committee and Thurston County Environmental Health.

When:             Tuesday July 30, 2013
                        6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where:            Rochester Middle School Commons
                        9937 Highway 12 SW
                        Rochester, WA 98579

Schedule:        Open House: 6:30-7:30 p.m. (includes children’s area)
                        Presentations: 7:30-8:00 p.m.
                        Questions: 8:00- 8:30 p.m.

The Scatter Creek Aquifer is susceptible to groundwater contamination because the area’s sandy, gravelly soils do not filter out contaminants well. Unlike many other areas, there is not a deeper aquifer below, which makes it the only source of drinking water for more than 18,000 residents.

Project activities include groundwater monitoring, groundwater modeling, and meeting regularly with a Citizen Advisory Committee to determine the best course of action to protect drinking water now and in the future. For more information visit the project website

This event is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the project and provide input.  For more information, or to sign up for email updates contact or (360) 867-2582.

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