Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 55° Cloudy
News >  Spokane

Developer backs away from heat-exchange wells

From staff reports
A developer who wanted to sink hundreds of heat-exchange wells for a Liberty Lake development has backed away from that idea. Whitewater Creek Inc. of Hayden alerted the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District this week that it would pursue other options to heat and cool homes, apartments and commercial buildings in the Lakemore development planned for East Appleway Avenue, said BiJay Adams, the district’s general manager. The sewer and water district had required an environmental analysis for the project, amid concerns that improper maintenance of the closed-loop well system could pollute the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer. The project called for 700 wells to be drilled, each 450-feet deep.
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox

Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.