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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:05 a.m.

Spokane residents could save up to $500 on utility bill for reducing yard turf

In a move aimed at reducing the amount of water residents use to irrigate their lawns during the dusty summer months, the city of Spokane is offering an annual rebate …


Water conservation encouraged as river flows drop

Flows are dropping in the Spokane River, and environmental groups are encouraging local residents to conserve water.


Save water by paying attention to soil, plant needs

As much as I’ve been enjoying these beautiful, sunny days, our unseasonably high temperatures are a little alarming. While I don’t have a crystal ball to predict this summer’s weather, …


Western Washington cities ask residents to cut water use

Normally rainy cities in Washington state took the unusual step on Tuesday of asking residents and businesses to voluntarily cut back their water use by 10 percent, in response to …


Guest opinion: Water waste saps our aquifer and river

During the Inland Northwest’s summer of drought, we as a regional community have a special reason to conserve water: our Spokane River. To understand how our water usage impacts the …


Conservationists ask Spokane-area water users to conserve, protect river

As a drought measure, John Osborn has cut his daily shower to two minutes. He’s installed low-flush toilets in his home and replaced his lawn with low-water landscaping.


Drought conditions drive water restrictions

It’s been nearly six weeks since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency across Washington, and experts say conditions are getting worse. In its most recent forecast, the U.S. Drought …


Water-saving devices may qualify for credit

Spokane residents who install automatic sprinkler systems with rain or soil moisture sensors may be eligible for up to $375 in credits on their water bills.


‘Bucket’ short a finalist in water use contest

In Ghana, a single bucket of water goes a long, long way. With five gallons of water, a family can wash and rinse dinner dishes or do a load of …


City, county offer rebates for water-saving amenities

Think of it as cash for flushers – or credit, depending where you live. The city of Spokane and Spokane County unveiled new programs Thursday designed to cut the amount …


City, county offer incentives to save water

Think of it as cash for flushers – or credit, depending where you live. The City of Spokane and Spokane County unveiled new programs Thursday designed to cut the amount …


Nettlesome Low-Flush Law May Get Flushed

Flushers frustrated by low-flow toilets may have some relief in sight. Responding to complaints about backed-up toilets, Rep. Joseph Knollenberg, R-Mich., is seeking to repeal a law requiring less water …