Clearwater and Board Members delivered boil notices to all Scott Lake Residence today

Clearwater and the Scott Lake Board Members just finished delivering boil notices to everyone in the Scott Lake Community. The boil notice is also attached here for more details.

Click here to be directed to the CDC site which will provide more details on boil notices

Important note: the leak repair on Champion Hill that was scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Boil Notice for all Scott Lake Residents

A boil notice is in affect for all Scott Lake Residents till at the earliest Wednesday. Updates will be posted here and Facebook pages. Please pass this information to your neighbors to ensure they are informed.

Next phase will be to have the water tested by DOH. Once that is completed an given the okay the boil notice will be lifted. Once we get that information, this site, Facebook and the reader board will be updated.

Details of what is included for a boil notice can be found here at CDCs website here.


  • In many situations, you can use tap water and soap to wash hands. Follow the guidance from your local public health officials.
  • Be sure to scrub your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and rinse them well under running water.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Bathing and showering

  • Be careful not to swallow any water when bathing or showering.
  • Use caution when bathing babies and young children. Consider giving them a sponge bath to reduce the chance of them swallowing water.

Brushing teeth

  • Brush teeth with boiled or bottled water. Do not use untreated tap water.

Washing dishes

  • If possible, use disposable plates, cups, and utensils during a boil water advisory.
  • Household dishwashers generally are safe to use if the water reaches a final rinse temperature of at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit (65.55°Celsius), or if the dishwater has a sanitizing cycle.
  • Sterilize all baby bottles.
    • To wash dishes by hand:
      • Wash and rinse the dishes as you normally would using hot water.
      • In a separate basin, add 1 teaspoon of unscented household liquid bleach for each gallon of warm water.
      • Soak the rinsed dishes in the water for at least one minute.
      • Let the dishes air dry completely before using again.


  • It is safe to wash clothes as usual.


Caring for pets

  • Pets can get sick by some of the same germs as people or spread germs to people. Provide bottled or boiled water after it has been cooled for pets to use.
  • If bottled water is not available, bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes), then allow it to cool before use.
  • Boil tap water even if it is filtered.
  • Do not use water from any appliance connected to your water line, such as ice and water from a refrigerator.

Caring for your garden and houseplants

  • You can use tap water for household plants and gardens.

Park Restrooms Closing for Maintenance and Winter

The park restrooms will be closing September 26th for cleaning and sanitizing. They will remain closed for the season and reopen in the spring of 2020.

Car and Vehicle Removal Event

To prepare for the Scott Lake Cleanup on September 21, H&H Towing is offering free removal of cars and vehicles. The free removal is from August 19th to September 21st and only available to Scott Lake residents. You can contact H&H Towing at 360-250-0635 or 360-753-6600.

West Thurston Fire Meet & Greet

You are invited to attend to have coffee with Fire Chief Russ Kaleiwahea and Chief Scott Thursday, August 1st from 10am-12pm at the Scott Lake Community Center.

Coffee with the fire chiefs is a great opportunity to meet with your fire chiefs and ask any question about the West Thurston Fire Department and the upcoming replacement levy proposition being presented to our community. We look forward to meeting with our friends and neighbors.

4th of July Fireworks Rules

Big Explosion

  1. Only Safe and Sane fireworks permitted – NO ILLEGAL FIREWORKS
  2. Fireworks may be lit within 15 feet of lake shore in designated area.  NO fireworks in ball field, Community Center parking lot, or tennis court.
  3. Bring your own platform to launch fireworks. Tables, docks, and other park equipment MAY NOT be used.
  4. Bring a bucket to pick up ALL fireworks debris.  Dumpsters available at park kitchen area.
  5. Anyone carelessly setting off fireworks will be asked to leave.
  6. No one under the age of 12 may set off fireworks without parental supervision.
  7. No fireworks after 11:00 PM.

County Ordinance 6.68.055

Dicharge restricted to:

  • July 3, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • July 4, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Easter Breakfast


Pancake Pile by rcstanley

The Scott Lake Mens Club (SLAMS) is sponsoring the annual Scott Lake Easter breakfast on Sunday, 4/21/19 at the community center. Hours are from 8 AM to 11:00 AM.  Adults $6, 12 & under $5, 5 & under free.  All you can eat. The Easter breakfast is the major SLAMS fundraiser for the Scott Lake Kids Fishing Derby. Bring your families, friends and neighbors and enjoy a good breakfast and help support this worthy cause.

Fishing Derby

FishingScott Lake Kids Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 8AM to 11AM.  Free registration at the park kitchen from 7 AM to 9 AM for Scott Lake kids and guests age 14 and under. The lake will be planted with trout.  Volunteer boats will be available. Every kid receives a prize. Rain or shine.  Fish cleaning station. It is suggested that each participate have their own bait and tackle. The derby is sponsored by the Scott Lake SLAMS club and supported by donations from local businesses, clubs, fire departments and individuals. Everyone is welcome to watch the kids catch some fish, win prizes and have fun.

Blue-Green Algae Sample Taken for Scott Lake

From your Thurston County Environmental Health Division

Dear Scott Lake Residents and Lake Users,

An algae sample was taken Monday, October 22, 2018 at Lake St. Clair. Toxin results should be available later this week or early next week, at which time we will send out an email with those results.

Please avoid contact with lake water in areas with visible algae or algae scum on the surface. Do not drink the lake water. Keep pets and children out of the water if there is an algae bloom. When fishing, it is safest to catch and release any fish caught during an algae bloom.

Please pass this information on to your neighbors. More information about blue-green algae can be found on the Environmental Health website.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 360-867-2598.


Water Quality Staff

Paula Cracknell ~ 360-867-2598
Thurston County Public Health & Social Services
Environmental Health Division ~ 360-867-2626
412 Lilly Road NE Olympia, WA 98506


BrownWaterIn order to ensure we are delivering the cleanest water possible, we are undergoing a routine water system flush October 22nd through the 24th. As usual, Clearwater Utility Services (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.