SCOTT LAKE SHARING TABLE

The Scott Lake Sharing Table located at the Community Center is an excellent community resource that many of our residents enjoy. It is a great way for neighbors to share with each other when they have garden produce or plant material in abundance.

We would like to remind community members that the Scott Lake Sharing Table is for garden produce and plant material only. If you place items on the table, it is your responsibility to ensure that items are picked up or removed within 48 hours.

Scott Lake Maintenance Company recognizes that the generosity of community members expands far beyond the garden produce and plant material allowed on the Scott Lake Sharing Table. We encourage you to reach out to other groups in the area that can more appropriately accommodate a variety of items, or to share through posts in the various Scott Lake Community group pages such as Scott Lake Community Family Support Group, Scott Lake Community Page, and Scott Lake Open Forum

Some of the other local resource groups include:

Buy Nothing Tumwater (South) Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2095644687114370/

Thurston County Food Bank at Littlerock United Methodist https://thurstoncountyfoodbank.org/

Thurston County Medical Equipment Bank https://medicalequipmentbank.org/about/

United Way of Thurston County https://www.unitedway-thurston.org/

NOTICE: Scott Lake Facilities – Rental Reservations & Day Use Areas

•The Scott Lake Maintenance Company office is open by appointment only for in-person transactions. If you need to conduct in-person business with the office, please call in advance to make an appointment (360) 352-4787.

•Scott Lake Maintenance Company will not be taking rental reservations for the use of the Community Center or the Park Shelter until further notice

•Park Restrooms will remain closed. Sani-Cans are available for use at the Park and Baseball Field.

•The Park and Baseball Field are for day use only, from dawn until dusk.

Scott Lake Maintenance Company strongly encourages all users of our day use facilities to adhere to current Safe Start Phase 3 requirements including: wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, and limiting social gatherings to 10 people or less.

BOIL WATER ORDER LIFTED

July 27, 2020

The Boil Water Order for the Scott Lake water system is lifted effective immediately and normal consumption can resume. Lab results were returned this afternoon allowing the order to be lifted.


We thank you for your continued patience, understanding and cooperation while we continue to work through maintenance projects to update the water system. The work being done to the system is vital for continued operations and the health and safety of our residents is of the utmost importance.


Please note that all official Scott Lake Maintenance communications are posted on our website at www.scottlake.net as well as on the official Scott Lake Maintenance Facebook page. In order for us to better serve you, please direct all questions, comments, concerns through our official online pages or to our email office@scottlake.net

The Board of Trustees would like to update you on activities about the Community Center events, office, precautions due to Covid-19, and enjoying the park.

First, we are happy to announce that a recruitment for a full-time office Executive Secretary has been done and the Board is excited to welcome Caitlin Magee starting on July 1st. She has lots of experience with a nonprofit organization (Scott Lake Maintenance is registered with the Secretary of State’s Office as a nonprofit) and experience with budgets, computers, and more.

Please make note of the following requirements for the Community Center starting July 1 due to Covid-19:

  • Office hours are now 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be times when brief closures are needed. The office phone number is 360-352-4787 and email is smaint8812@comcast.net
  • The Community Center is closed for all clubs and rental events for the month of July. The office is not taking reservations for the park shelter for the month of July. The Board will reevaluate what will happen in future months.
  • Entry to the Community Center and office will be by appointment only. Masks are required and a supply of masks and hand sanitizer are available if needed to be allowed into the building. A shield will be at the office door to guard against spreading germs and help with social distancing. These measures are to protect everyone so your cooperation is appreciated.
  • Wearing masks outdoors is required if social distancing is not possible. This includes at the park and other Community owned outdoor spaces. Groups at the park shelter should follow this requirement.

Please enjoy the park while being considerate of everyone there, including children, who are also wanting to enjoy the water, fishing, and all that the park has to offer. The bathrooms at the park will remain closed during the summer. The park is open to property owners, residents, and their guests. It is not open to the general public. Excessive alcohol and cannabis use are not allowed in the park. There have been reports of this, rude behavior, and inappropriate language. Again, please be considerate and thoughtful for your neighbors. This is a great community with many amenities for you, your family, and your neighbor. Let’s keep it that way for everyone to enjoy! Thank you.

Annual Meeting has been Cancelled

To All Scott Lake Residents and Visitors

As a result of precautions due to COVID 19 and associated concerns, the following measures will take place immediately regarding access to the Community Center.

  • Annual Meeting Scheduled for June 20, 2020 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • All Community Center Rentals have been cancelled or suspended through July 31, 2020.
  • All Club Meetings at the Community Center have been cancelled until further notice.

We appreciate your support and understanding of these changes while we all work through the current safety measures being instituted.

Thank You
Scott Lake Maintenance Company

To All Scott Lake Residents and Visitors

May 23, 2020                                                     UPDATED

To All Scott Lake Residents and Visitors

As a result of precautions due to COVID 19 and associated concerns, the following measures will take place immediately regarding access to the Community Center.

  • Annual Meeting Scheduled for June 20, 2020 has been cancelled.
  • All Community Center Rentals have been cancelled or suspended through June 30, 2020.
  • All Club Meetings at the Community Center have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Access to the Scott Lake Community Office will be restricted with the request to call or email the office with any questions or needs at the above number or email address. 
  • Reservations scheduled beyond June 30, 2020 may be cancelled based on social distancing that is outlined by Governor Inslee.

We appreciate your support and understanding of these changes while we all work through the current safety measures being instituted.

Thank You
Scott Lake Maintenance Company

Property Owner Information form

Please return the Property Owner Information form recently mailed to you.

We are working hard to improve the emergency and non-emergency notification process for all property owners and residents in Scott Lake. The information you provide is critical to the success of this effort.

If you have misplaced your Property Owner Information form, please contact the Scott Lake Maintenance Company office immediately. The office number is 360-352-4787 or email to smaint8812@comcast.net. Another form can be downloaded from here or is available for your pick up or it can be mailed to you.

Thank you to all who have returned their property owner information.

We can’t make a plan and move forward without this information and your quick response is very much appreciated.

Scott Lake Board of Trustees

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.

Washington Water Service