Stories tagged: wells
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Hanford needs to do a better job in recording the status of the site’s approximately 12,000 wells that are either decommissioned or in use, according to a new audit report …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The Navy is continuing to check wells around Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for contaminants in drinking water.
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A ground water mapping study that tracks how water trickles under Eastern Washington shows deep wells in four counties are in deep trouble.