Scatter Creek Aquifer Project 7/30

Update on groundwater health in Rochester, Grand Mound and Tenino areas.
The Scatter Creek Aquifer Project Citizens Committee and staff from the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department invite the public to an open house community workshop about the Scatter Creek Aquifer on Tuesday, July 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. The workshop will include information stations about Scatter Creek Aquifer water quality monitoring, septic systems, and details about the project, plus a brief presentation and question and answer session beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For residents of south Thurston County, the health of our county’s groundwater is a subject that hits close to home—almost all of the county’s residents in the areas around Rochester, Grand Mound, and parts of Tenino depend on wells fed by the Scatter Creek Aquifer for their drinking water. The July 30 open house is designed to update Scatter Creek Aquifer residents on the progress of the county’s water quality monitoring and groundwater modeling project, and also offer practical advice on well maintenance and septic system maintenance.


For more information about the July 30 workshop and the Scatter Creek Aquifer Septic System Management Project, visit


WHAT: Community Open House—Scatter Creek Aquifer Septic System Management Project

WHEN: Tuesday, July 30—doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.

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