To allow employees time to enjoy the holiday season, the Mason County Board of County Commissioners has authorized the following 2014 Holiday Schedule:
The Board of County Commissioners meeting on December 23, 2014 will be
at 9:00 AM rather than 6:00 PM.

All County Offices have been authorized to closed at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and December 31, 2014 - The switchboard will also close at 3:00 PM on those dates with a revised message directing people to the court offices. Offices that are mandated by Washington State Law (Courts) will remain open until 4:30 PM on those days.

All County Offices will be open for business during regular hours on
Friday, December 26, 2014 and January 2, 2015.  
2014 Tax Foreclosure Sale date is January 9th, 2015  
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Water Quality
The purpose of the Water Quality Program is to protect public health by preventing pollutants from entering both ground water surface waters, monitoring for evidence of pollution, and correcting sources of pollution. A successful water quality program will ensure that the long term quality of waters in Mason County are maintained so that the public is protected from waterborne illnesses, environmental degradation is minimized or avoided, and economic well-being is preserved (including recreation and shellfishing).

Criteria set by the Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health for water quality parameters provide standards that all ground and surface waters must meet in Washington State.

The Mason County Water Quality Program conducts monitoring, lab analysis, long-term trend analysis, investigations, and emergency/complaint response in order to ensure that waters of Mason County meet the criteria. Additionally, the Water Quality Program seeks out and receives grants for projects intended to prevent waters from failing or restore waters to those standards. Criteria are set for biological, chemical and physical parameters. Although other measurements are routinely collected, the Water Quality Program is primarily concerned with biological contaminants due to the correlation with human illnesses.



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