Water Damage Closes Public Health Water Laboratory for Two Months


Lewis County’s public health headquarters experienced major water damage over the weekend, and officials are directing individuals to go elsewhere for water testing services.

In a news release Sunday, the county reported that its water laboratory sustained “significant water damage due to a plumbing issue,” and will be closed for approximately two months.

Other certified labs can be found at tinyurl.com/4xnuvw4e, or samples can be dropped off at 1162 State Ave., Chehalis, Tuesdays before 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays before 11:15 a.m.

In a Monday meeting, Chief of Internal Services Steve Wohld described the damage as “shocking,” saying “it wasn’t just leaking. It was gushing.”