Stories tagged: wells
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
New study shows high uranium levels in some wells in northeastern Washington
Wells in northeastern Washington frequently have high uranium concentrations, sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water. A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
Water law changes trickle forward
Senate committee approves changes to water law that could allow more residential development in rural and suburban areas.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Idaho asks federal agency to run oil injection well program
Idaho wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take over regulating underground injection wells needed by the state’s oil and natural gas industry to dispose of wastewater.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Fairchild officials testing 100 more wells for firefighting chemicals
About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Chemical concentrations near Fairchild reach nearly six times EPA recommendation
Toxic firefighting chemicals were found in drinking water north of Fairchild Air Force Base at concentrations of up to 409 parts per trillion, nearly six times the level that federal …
Wed., July 26, 2017
Lawmakers need firm water-well deal
Senate Republicans have a point: The Legislature needs to solve this problem now, because it will be too easy for urban-centric lawmakers to ignore it in the future.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
33 Airway Heights area restaurants asked to keep city water out of food and beverages
Restaurants west of Hayford Road in Airway Heights have been asked to not use contaminated water in food or beverages.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base expands search for contaminated groundwater
Air Force officials have expanded their search for contaminated groundwater after testing found chemical runoff affecting neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
Spokane County adopts emergency ordinance to address controversial Hirst water rights decision
In response to a controversial water rights decision by the state’s highest court, Spokane County has adopted an “interim emergency ordinance” that officials say will prevent a moratorium on building …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
County braces for surge of building permits in wake of controversial water-rights ruling
The Spokane County Building and Planning Department may keep its doors open as late as necessary Wednesday to accomodate a surge of building permit applicants in the wake of a …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Hirst Decision on well-drilling effectively blocks development throughout the state
The Washington Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision on well-drilling “effectively blocked development throughout the state,” Sue Lani Madsen says.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Idaho to require water use monitors on some wells
BOISE – Idaho officials are requiring well users pumping water from a large aquifer to install measuring devices to better monitor their water usage.
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, 10:23 p.m.
Spokane nonprofit prepares medical, well-drilling shipment for Guatemala
The group Water for Life has operated in Spokane County for more than a decade, digging 79 wells in Guatemala and delivering clean water and medical supplies to tens of …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 11, 2015, 5:49 p.m.
Drought is conspicuous for those outside the aquifer
More rural residents are hauling water because of the drought. Because of the growth in demand, Whitworth Water District No. 2 has received a state grant to relocate a water …
Mon., Feb. 2, 2009, 9:14 a.m.
Study shows Eastern Wash. wells in deep trouble
A ground water mapping study that tracks how water trickles under Eastern Washington shows deep wells in four counties are in deep trouble.