About Our Water
Water has placed an important role in Tumwater's history. Early European settles chose Tumwater as the site of their first permanent settlement in the Puget Sound area because of its proximity to the Deschutes River. Our abundance of water, which include artesian wells, not only helped the settlers of Washington's first European community, but it also gave Tumwater a national identity. For over a century, the Olympia Brewing Company made the City of Tumwater the face of Olympia Beer with its brewery location on the falls of the Deschutes River. While time has changed many facets of the City's relationship with its water supply, it nonetheless remains our community's most important asset, and one that we strive to maintain.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Water
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