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  • Bergrud, Shawn. 2010. Engineer/Drainage Inspections, King County. Personal communication with Susie
    Kalhorn regarding Vashon town drainage and detention ponds.
  • Booth, DB. and Troost K.G. 2007. In review, Geologic map of the Vashon 7. 5-minute quadrangle, Washington, Miscellaneous Field Investigation, scale 1:24,000.
  • Cantrell, David. 2010. Senior Plumbing Inspector, King County. Personal communication with Susie Kalhorn regarding greywater re-use and plumbing code.
  • Combs, Greg. 2010. Public Health Adviser, Washington State Department of Health. Personal communication with Susie Kalhorn regarding shellfish growing areas.
  • Ferguson, Eric 2010. Water Quality Planner, King County. Personal communication with Susie Kalhorn regarding exempt well counts and Maury Island water table elevation.
  • Island County. 2007. Our Islands, Our Water, Our Future. Planning and Community Development Resource Enhancement Program. Coupeville, Washington.
  • King County. 2004. Ambient Groundwater Monitoring -- 2001-2004 Results. Prepared by Anchor Environmental
    and King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Land Resources Division. Seattle, Washington.
  • King County. 2004. Vashon-Maury Island Rapid Rural Reconnaissance Report. Prepared by Adolfson and Associates, Shannon and Wilson and TetraTech/ KCM Inc. in coordination with Department of Natural Resources, Water and Land Resources Division. Seattle, Washington.
  • King County. 2006 - 2010. Vashon-Maury Island 2005- 2009 Water Resources Data Reports (separate volumes). Prepared by Eric W. Ferguson, Water and Land Resources Division. Seattle, Washington.
  • King County. 2005. Vashon-Maury Island Watershed Plan. Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Land Resources Division. Seattle, Washington.
  • King County. 2002. Vashon Town Center Stormwater Study. Prepared by Steve Foley. Department of Natural Resources, Water and Land Resources Division. Seattle, Washington.
  • U.S. Department of the Interior. 2010. Groundwater Depletion -- Water Science for Schools (external link). U.S.
  • U.S. Department of the Interior. 2010. The Water Cycle --Water Science for Schools. U.S. Geologic Survey.
  • U.S. Department of the Interior. 2010. Toxic Substances Hydrology Program (external link). U.S. Geologic Survey.
  • Vashon Sewer District. 2010. Quarterly Report of Sewerage Customers. Submitted by Thomas D. Bass. Seattle, Washington.
  • Washington State. 2010. Sentry Internet - Washington State Water System Data. Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water.
  • Washington Trout. 2001. Water Type and Stream Mouth Assessment, Vashon Island - see wildfishconservancy.org

Groundwater and Drinking Water

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheets. King County Drinking Water Program or call 206-296-4932.
    Find information on bacterial contamination and how to disinfect a private well. Learn about shallow wells and springs.
  • Groundwater Reports. King County Groundwater Protection Program.
    Find Island -specific groundwater data, reports, modeling efforts, a searchable database and related studies.
  • Vashon-Maury Island Sole-Source Aquifer Designation (external link). USEPA Region 10.
  • Washington State Water System Data, Washington Department of Health.
    Find information about public water systems on the Island including water quality data using the Sentry Internet link.
  • Water Science for Schools (external link). U.S. Geologic Survey.
    Find extensive information about the water cycle, water quality and water uses, though not Vashon-Maury Island specific.

Keeping Waste Out of Water

  • Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Public Health-Seattle & King County
    Household Hazardous Waste Line 206-296-4692. Find out when the roving wastemobile will be on the Island. Check out alternatives to using toxic cleaning and garden products and safe ways to dispose of anything from paint to pesticides.
  • Toxic-Free Future (external link) or call 206-632-1545.
    Learn how to evaluate the safety of the product you want to use and explore safer options.

Rainwater Harvest and Greywater Reuse

Related Research

Septic Systems, Wastewater Treatment and Plumbing

Shellfish Harvest

Tax Incentive Programs

  • Resource Incentive Programs or call 206.205.5170
    Learn about incentive programs including the Public Benefit Rating System, Forestland, Timber Land and Farm and Agricultural Land current-use taxation programs.

For questions about the Protecting Our Liquid Assets mailer, please contact  Greg Rabourn,  Manager, King County Groundwater Protection Program.  The Protecting Our Liquid Assets mailer is a collaboration of Vashon-Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee and King County Water and Land Resources Division.