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  • SUNDAY, NOV. 23, 2014

    Spokane proposes lower sewer rates for apartments, multifamily homes

    If you flush less, you pay less. That’s the idea behind Spokane’s proposed sewage rates for the next three years. According to the plan, which will be considered by the …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2014

    Liquid asset: Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie aquifer

    On a corner lot in the center of Spokane Valley, Rupert Butler tends to his large lawn below one of Modern Electric Water Co.’s conspicuous water towers. His grass is …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013

    Spokane City Council OKs water, trash, sewer rate hikes

    Spokane’s trash, water and sewage bills will rise 2.9 percent next year. The Spokane City Council adopted rate increases Monday that were proposed by Mayor David Condon. The votes were …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

    City utility e-billing slow to gain favor

    Nearly a decade after Spokane first offered residents the ability to pay their bills online, the vast majority of city water, sewage and trash customers continue to receive paper bills. …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013, 8:41 A.M.

    Spokane water customers to be billed monthly

    City of Spokane water customers will be billed for their water use monthly, instead of every two months, the city announced today.


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012

    Spokane customers using more water under cheaper rates

    In the summer and fall of 2011, Spokane City Hall phone lines were crammed with angry water customers. But that changed this summer and fall under new water rates installed …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

    Council cuts water rates for big summertime users

    In time for the growing season, the Spokane City Council on Monday lowered rates for higher users of water. The summertime bills for most of the city’s 73,000 customers will …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012

    Revised water rates likely

    As gardeners wait for the final frost and homeowners start mowing their lawns, the Spokane City Council is set to give them relief by putting an end to the city’s …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

    Mayor wringing water rates

    Summer water bills for most city of Spokane water customers appear headed to a tumble. But winter bills and costs for people who use the least water likely will increase …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012

    Meeting day to change

    Since 1928, the Millwood City Council has held a regular meeting the first Monday of the month. On May 8, that will change. During Monday’s meeting, council voted unanimously to …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2012

    New council already has its feathers ruffled

    The honeymoon period for the new Spokane City Council may have ended before its first regular meeting, with a debate about which council member should represent the city on the …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

    Verner looks back at trials, triumphs

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will leave office at the end of the week as the city’s longest serving strong mayor of the four who have served in that capacity. But …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2011

    Billboard sponsor unidentified

    The person who paid for five billboards criticizing the Spokane City Council and Mayor Mary Verner for their decisions on water rates plans to remain anonymous. Five billboards were erected …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2011

    Mayor renews water rate debate

    The long summer debate over water rates in Spokane apparently will extend into the fall. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner this week promised to float a new proposal on water rates …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2011

    Condon ad takes aim at water rates

    Fresh off the Spokane City Council’s decision to raise water rates for next year, Spokane mayoral candidate David Condon released a new commercial this week attacking that decision. The ad …


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