Pierce County homeowners and homeowner association members are invited to a free workshop Oct. 7 to learn how to prepare neighborhood stormwater systems for the rainy season.
The 2015 Community Stormwater Event runs from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Allmendinger building on the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, located at 2606 W. Pioneer Ave. in Puyallup.
Homeowners will learn simple steps to maintain storm drains, swales and stormwater ponds located within their neighborhood. People can also win items in a drawing including a line trimmer, and catch basin and storm drain maintenance service.
“As we move into a busy – and rainy – fall season, we encourage homeowners to add neighborhood stormwater system care to their list of priorities,” said Dan Wrye, Pierce County Public Works water quality manager. “By keeping neighborhood stormwater systems functioning properly, homeowners can reduce flooding and protect water quality.”
Homeowners can register by calling (253) 798-2725, emailingPCwater@co.pierce.wa.us, or visiting www.piercecountywa.org/stormwaterworkshop.
Mike Livingston-Halliday, Public Works public information specialist