Wednesday, August 22, 2012

LOTT Seeks Community Members for Groundwater Study Group

by Janine Unsoeld

The LOTT Clean Water Alliance issued the following press release today, inviting the community to apply for a groundwater advisory group. More information about LOTT and this study can be found in past articles at An article dated April 17 describes the concern expressed by LOTT Alliance board members for public involvement in the groundwater study.

Community Invited to Apply for Advisory Group
The LOTT Clean Water Alliance invites community members throughout Thurston County to apply to serve on a Community Advisory Group for a regional scientific study that will help LOTT and the community understand how to best protect local water resources while treating reclaimed water and recharging groundwater. 
Applications and more information about the study and the Community Advisory Group are available on the LOTT website at
Applications must be received at the LOTT office no later than noon on Friday, September 14, 2012, to be eligible for consideration.  Please mail, email, deliver or fax completed applications to: Lisa Dennis-Perez, LOTT Public Communications Manager, LOTT Clean Water Alliance, 500 Adams Street NE, Olympia, WA 98501,, (360) 528-5719.

Community Advisory Group members will be selected and appointed by the LOTT Board of Directors through the application process. Appointments are expected to be made in late September, with the first Community Advisory Group meeting expected to be held in October.
Applicants do not need to have any prior knowledge or experience with wastewater or reclaimed water, although it is important that they have a general interest in the topic and a willingness to learn more.
In its initial phase, the Community Advisory Group will work closely with the LOTT Board of Directors and the study team to help gain an understanding of community perspectives and questions and ensure the study is designed to address community concerns.  The Community Advisory Group will also help identify effective ways to engage the public throughout the study.