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Thurston County Environmental Health offers free water testing for flood-prone wells

Thurston County Environmental Health offers free water testing for flood-prone wells

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TBeginning Tuesday, January 18, hurston County Environmental health will offer free water testing to flood-effected wells. A water sample is taken and tested for E. Coli. This indicates that the water could be contaminated with flood water, animal waste or sewage.

On Tuesday, special water samples and instructions will be available at many locations in Thurston County. LThese instructions and ocations are available.360.867.2673 can be reached for questions regarding water quality and testing procedures.

What: Flood Effected Wells – Free Water Testing
Where:Pick up water samples and instructions from the Rochester Organization of Families.
When:Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – Thursday, February 27, 2022

Public Health and Social Services have created a list of information to help flood victims safely return to their homes. It is available here.

Follow Thurston County Emergency Management social media for safety and prevention updates Facebook Twitter.

Thurston Community Alert (TC Alert), is the county’s official emergency alert system. It can keep you informed about hazardous conditions in your local area, as well as specific hazards that require immediate action such a boil water notice and evacuation order. Register to learn more. Get TC Alert today. Signing up for TC Alert gives you the option to receive information by wireless device, email, landline telephone or all three.

Residents can opt-in to receive specific notifications based upon where they live or what information they are most interested in. Subscribers can opt-in for river notifications and local alerts from public safety authorities warning of emergencies and life-threatening situations.

Residents can also continue to monitor the river levels.

Visit the following website for more information about preparedness and a grab-and-go kit. Website for Thurston County

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