You are invited to a community workshop about the Scatter Creek Aquifer project, hosted by the Scatter Creek Aquifer Project Citizens Advisory Committee and Thurston County Environmental Health.
When: Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Rochester Middle School Commons
9937 Highway 12 SW
Rochester, WA 98579
(children's area provided)
The Scatter Creek Aquifer is susceptible to contamination because soils in the area do not filter out contaminants well. Unlike many other areas, there is not another deeper aquifer below the Scatter Creek Aquifer; it is the only source of drinking water for area residents. The project is assessing the impacts of septic systems on groundwater quality in the area. The community and government have done much over the years to protect water resources. This project continues those efforts by evaluating the effect of septic systems on the aquifer as the area becomes more residential.
The project monitors groundwater to check on current conditions, uses scientific groundwater computer modeling to predict potential future impacts to the aquifer, and works with the community to recommend strategies to protect drinking water now and in the future. For more information visit the project website. http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehsc/index.html