At a recent regional summit about the Spokane Valley/Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, it became obvious that mandatory water-use restrictions will be part of the future in the Inland Northwest. The $3.5 million aquifer study offered hope that the irreplaceable water resource – which supplies fresh drinking water to nearly 500,000 people in North Idaho and Eastern Washington – still has adequate water to meet demand. But that likely will change. "Kootenai County is growing like crazy," said Barry Rosenberg, executive director of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance. "We have a grace period right now, but if we want to have water in the future, we need to start conserving it now" -- Rebecca Nappi/Spokesman-Review.
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Question: Do you do anything to conserve water?