Sep 21 2017

Animal Complaints

Are you having an issue with lose animals in your area of the community?  Your Scott Lake Maintenance Company is unable to directly help with these complaints.  All complaints must be filed directly with the Joint Animal Services.  Contact information is as follows:

Phone: (360) 352-2510

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Sep 14 2017

WATER SYSTEM FLUSH – October 17TH, 18TH, 19TH

BrownWaterIn order to ensure we are delivering the cleanest water possible, we are undergoing a routine water system flush October 17th through the 19th. As usual, Washington Water Service (our service provider) will begin the flush at the top of Champion hill. They will work their way down through the community. As they are working, there should be sandwich boards placed in the area to notify residents. If water services are used while your area is being flushed, you may experience brown water. If this occurs, simply allow your faucet to run until the water runs clear. If you have any questions, please contact the Scott Lake Office during business hours at (360) 352-4787.

Jul 02 2017

Residential and Land Clearing Burn Bans Implemented

Because of wildfire and public safety concerns in our wooded counties, annual summer-long burn bans take effect this month. Prohibitions on residential outdoor burning in Jefferson and Clallam Counties begin July 1, 2017, while the annual Thurston County Fire-Safety Burn Ban begins Friday, July 14, 2017. These seasonal bans continue through September 30. The fire curtailments an enacted annually as summer’s dry, hot weather creates greater regional fire dangers.
The Fire Safety Burn Bans apply to residential yard-waste burning as well as all Land Clearing Burns. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has yet to announce the start of the seasonal burn ban on DNR-protected lands, but that restriction is typically implemented by mid-July statewide.
At this time, recreational fires are allowed in all counties on private residential properties and in established fire rings within official county, state or federal campgrounds.
The restrictions on outdoor burning during the summer has resulted in a significant drop in brush fires and property damage each of the past several years, according to fire officials.
To stay up-to-date on the status of burn bans, please register for the ORCAA email news alerts on the ORCAA website (www.orcaa.org) or simply visit this site regularly for news and information on our region’s air quality issues.
For statewide Burn Ban information, visit http://waburnbans.net

Jun 12 2017

Fishing Derby

FishingThanks to all who attended, and many thanks to all of the volunteers that helped put this wonderful community event on.

To see the 2017 winners and pictures, click here.

May 28 2017

Don’t Forget to Flush… Your Hot Water Heater

HotWaterHeaterFlushing your water heater is an important maintenance step to ensure you get the most out of your water heater.  By keeping your water heater clean from sediment buildup, you help ensure the maximum life is reached from this important home appliance.

To help you flush your water heater properly, please refer to the instructions below, provided by Paul Robischon, Manager of Washington Water Service.

How to Flush Your Water Heater

CAUTION: When flushing your water heater there is danger of being scalded.  Be careful and keep children and pets away during the procedure.

Water heater manufacturers recommend flushing sediment from your storage type water heater periodically.  How often your model needs to be flushed depends upon the quality of the water in your area.  Areas with high mineral content will have to flush more often.

What is sediment, and why is it a problem?  The sediment is sand or other grit from a well, or any other material that has gotten into the municipal water mains.  Sediment can also come into your home after the water company flushes out their lines.

Over time, your heater can accumulate this sediment consisting of sand, gravel, grit, and various mineral deposits.  This buildup can reduce the amount your water heater holds, create a variety of interesting noises, and reduce the efficiency of your unit.  The buildup of sediment at the bottom can harden and sometimes clog the drain valve.

Cleaning this sediment out of your water heater is not particularly difficult; here is how to do it.

  1. If your water heater is gas, set the gas valve to “Pilot” to prevent the burners from coming on while you are flushing it.  If your heater is electric, be sure to turn off the circuit breakers.  With an electric water heater, if the water level drops below the heating elements, and the thermostat turns the elements on, the heating elements will probably burn out quite rapidly.
  2. Connect a heavy-duty garden hose to the drain valve at the bottom of the tank.  Make sure the outlet of the hose is in a safe area away from pets and children.  It can be very hot and can scald quickly.
  3. Close the shut off valve on the cold inlet to the water heater.
  4. Carefully open the temperature/pressure relief valve at the top of the tank by lifting the lever.  Leave the valve open.
  5. Open the drain valve at the bottom of the heater allowing the water to flow out through the garden hose.  If the sediment is clogging the drain valve then try closing the temperature/pressure relief valve and turn the cold inlet valve back on to “power flush” the sediment out.
  6. In some cases, the sediment hardens into large chunks that can block the drain valve.  If so, then wait until everything cools down, remove the garden hose from the drain valve, remove the valve if necessary, and use a long screw driver to break up the clog.  This is a very messy procedure.  Once completed, re-attach the hose and continue flushing.
  7. Drain the tank completely.  With the drain valve still open, close the pressure relief valve and turn the cold water inlet valve back on. This will scour the bottom of the tank and flush the sediment out.  Flush the tank until the water runs clear.  When the garden hose runs clear, you are finished.
  8. Close the drain valve at the bottom of the tank and remove the garden hose.
  9. Close the pressure relief valve at the top of the tank if it is still open, and turn the cold inlet valve back on.
  10. Open a hot water faucet in your house, and let it run until no air bubbles come out.
  11. Turn the heater back on, and with gas units re-light the pilot if necessary.

Paul Robischon, Manager
Washington Water Service

Jan 19 2017

2017 Fishing Derby is Coming!

Fishing

The 2017 Scott Lake Kids Fishing Derby is set for Saturday, June 10, 2017 for kids 14 and under.  Every kid gets a prize.  Rain or shine. Great family activity. Sponsored by the Scott Lake Slams Club.

Dec 01 2016

December Emergency Preparedness – Home Hazard Hunt

All of Washington State has the potential of being impacted by a major earthquake.  Earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning.  When they occur, they cause the ground to undulate and shake, perhaps violently.  Buildings – and their contents – are vulnerable to this rocking and rolling.  Fortunately, experts teach how to secure homes to their foundations, and contents to wall studs.

  • Identify potential hazards that will need to be bolted/strapped: such as water heater, tall furniture, cabinets; items that are heavy, breakable, expensive, precious, and/or toxic.
  • Make a timeline to complete these safety projects.

Watch our videos

For complete information go to  http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/preparedness/personal and find the Prepare in a Year Booklet and the Getting Ready Home Booklet.

Nov 01 2016

November Emergency Preparedness – Shelter in Place

 

Shelter in PlaceYour house provides a good first-layer barrier against airborne chemical agents.  Additional protection is achieved by tightly sealing one room of your home that you have pre-designated and prepared.

  • Designate a “safe’ room, one that can be easily and quickly sealed using plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • Cut pieces to fits windows, vents, doors; store in in a bin with other supplies: blankets, water, snacks, batter-operated radio, etc.

For complete information go to  http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/preparedness/personal and find the Prepare in a Year Booklet

Oct 20 2016

October Emergency Preparedness – Fire Safety

Fire ExtinguisherAs the weather gets colder, use of fireplaces, wood stoves, electric and propane heaters, and other methods of warming our homes increases.  As we begin using these heating devices, we should all ensure we have adequate protection measures in place in the unlikely event of a fire.  Below are some ways to help ensure you are adequately prepared.

  • Choose a reunion place outside your home.
  • Draw a floor plan; discuss ways to exit
  • Test your fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector every six months (suggestion—when you change your clocks)
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher; learn how to properly use it.

Fire Extinguisher Video

For complete information go to  http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/preparedness/personal and find the Prepare in a Year Booklet.

Oct 13 2016

LED Light Replacement

Streetlight RetrofitWe have received word that the replacement of the streetlights in Scott Lake will begin being retrofitted to LED lights in the next couple weeks. Please be patient and allow the contractors the room they need to complete this important work. If you have any questions, please contact the Scott Lake office during business hours at (360) 352-4787.

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