Island Resilience

Home Maintenance, Series #1 – What Goes in Must Come Out…

Many people who move to Vashon Island are unfamiliar with rural living and landowner responsibilities. Whether you’re from a small town, big city, or suburb, who provides your drinking water and manages your sewage matters only when the tap won’t work or the toilet floweth over! Here on the island, it’s a bit different.

On October 19, 2022 from 6:30pm – 8pm, Vashon and King County experts will offer a Zoom class designed to empower you to protect your family’s health, your investment in your home, and our shared lands. Learn how to prevent premature septic system failures and costly issues with your well, your neighbor’s well, or your region’s water system.

While researching a radio series on the topic of “All Things Water,” one of our editors, March Twisdale, personally toured our island’s water treatment facility, met with our Vashon Town sewer guru, and visited with all but one of our Island’s Water Operators. She found the tours to be incredibly interesting, surprising, and thoroughly enjoyable. This isn’t a chore. It’s an adventure worth having!

Register at, or call 206-852-3942.

A Zoom Link will be emailed to you immediately after registering. If you don’t receive it, contact

October 2, 2022

About Author

March Twisdale

march March Twisdale has called Vashon Island home for nearly twenty years. A lifelong advocate of independent thought, March believes there are as many right choices as there are people in the world. She looks forward to bringing inspiring content to Vashon Loop readers, as she's done for eight years with her radio show - Prose, Poetry & Purpose. Find her on by searching "Our Thoughts Matter."