Stories tagged: water
UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020
A report has shown that the Yakima Basin water reservoir is about 102% of normal for this time of year, meaning farmers and fish in Washington state are expected to …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
Spokane City Councilwoman Candace Mumm asked that the measure be delayed until February to give delinquent payers another chance to settle with City Hall. Meanwhile, one of the largest outstanding …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
What’s in a dam? National report cites high hazards near Spokane, but none are threatening life, property
State officials say a recent national investigation on the status of one portion of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure – dams – should be a wake-up call to the region about …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Liberty Lake residents likely will have to boil their water for another week as officials continue to investigate the source of E. coli contamination in the city’s water.
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
The city’s Water Department requires those interested in temporarily drawing water from municipal fire hydrants to obtain a permit. But the City Council is considering whether to ask for additional …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
The Liberty School District announced a two-hour delay for classes Friday as a result of a “water outage.”
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
The advisory does not affect drinking water and sewer services were not affected. The advisory is in effect through Thursday, Sept. 5.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
While a new pump began sending water into houses on Thursday, according to Jim Brown, president of the Marshall Community Water Association, the private purveyor of the town’s water, it …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Residents of the 70-person town of Marshall, located between Spokane and Cheney, ran out of water on Wednesday evening likely due to a faulty pump.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
Water users in the Little Spokane River Basin may have to curb their consumption if water levels dip much lower, the state Department of Ecology has warned. The agency said …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
Water samples taken from the Easy Acres Mobile Home Village Thursday were free of E. coli, the city of Spokane says.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
One-third of the 300 residents affected by water contamination in Hillyard remain without clean water
The city of Spokane lifted its no-drink order in Hillyard Wednesday, but more than 100 residents of Easy Acres Mobile Home Village remained unable to drink tap water as of …
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019
City lifts water restrictions in Hillyard, files incident report with police after cleaning system of debris, E. coli bacteria
The announcement comes five days after the discovery of contaminated municipal water supplies. The city suspects a commercial hydroseeder may have caused the contamination while hooked up to a hydrant. …
Wed., July 31, 2019
The testing of water samples in southeast Hillyard found no chemical contamination in water apparently contaminated with hydroseed, but three positive E. coli-contaminated sample spots did come back on Saturday. …
Mon., July 29, 2019
Spokane replacing residential water meters in effort to restore safe drinking water to portion of Hillyard
The City of Spokane is replacing residential water meters in Hillyard, after residents found their water tainted over the weekend.
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019
‘I have no water at all’: Residents do their best to get by with bottled water after Hillyard water tainted
City water department workers stationed at the U.S. Post Office on North Freya Street had given out about 19,200 bottles as of Saturday afternoon.
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019
A commercial hydroseed vehicle, which has a tank containing a mixture of seed, mulch and water, may have allowed a backflow into the city’s water system when filling from a …
Wed., July 10, 2019
Even if you like your lawn – even if yours is a cool, plush carpet to which you relish devoting unreasonable amounts of time, money and natural resources – it …
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019
Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work
A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway …
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019
The notice comes a month after the agency said it posted in error a request for comments on a change to allowable limits for polychlorinated biphenyls, a known carcinogen that …
Tue., May 7, 2019
City documents indicate a local homeowners association is responsible for keeping up the single-acre stormwater feature behind Lori and Bill Moore’s home on Panorama Drive. But enforcement is lagging, and …
Sat., May 4, 2019
Idaho’s retiring water specialist Ron Abramovich reflects on 29 years of snowpack.
Sun., April 14, 2019
Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards
The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …
Fri., April 5, 2019
A groundwater plume stretching from the smelter shuttered in 2000 on Hawthorne Road would be pumped to the surface and treated near the new northside Costco under a plan proposed …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Only 2 percent of Spokane water, trash customers pay bills on time. City officials hope to change that.
Spokane water customers now have twice as long to pay their utility bills after Spokane City Council increased the time people have to pay from 10 to 20 days.
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Most kids don’t drink enough water, according to a 2015 study in the American Journal of Public Health. But they’re so accustomed to sugary drinks that they find clear, unsweetened …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one of its biggest promised environmental rollbacks, proposing to remove federal …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
Idaho’s latest study on the Lewiston Plateau deep aquifer is providing insight into where development may be sustainable, and where it may not be.