Stories tagged: water
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
City officials don’t know what exactly made the water dirty and smelly for some residents on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday evening.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
A water main that had been left uncharged for several weeks left some residents on the South Hill with smelly, dirty water for more than an hour on Tuesday evening.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
A provision to the Department of Defense’s future budget could see more funds flow to local communities whose water supplies have been affected by contaminants from Fairchild Air Force Base.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
An expert who two years ago warned about dangerous lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water has declared a qualified end to the crisis.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
The city of Pocatello could be forced to pay back millions of dollars in excess fees following a recent Idaho Supreme Court ruling.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
If you chose to live in a tree and the branch your hammock was attached to fell down, you wouldn’t ask for a government subsidy to hang your hammock in …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
An Anheuser-Busch brewery in Georgia is shipping canned drinking water to the American Red Cross to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
For the first time in about a century, members of the Kalispel Tribe made a 51-mile journey in a traditional-style dugout canoe from City Beach Park in Sandpoint downstream to …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4 p.m.
Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city’s waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
More than a few residents of the area surrounding Fairchild Air Force Base suspect their chronic health problems can be attributed to chemical runoff from the base’s firefighting operations. But …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
The rate increases, which are tied to the city’s estimated 25-year average of inflation, will be used to continue funding improvements to Spokane’s water treatment facilities. They take effect Jan. …
UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Utility rate increase of 2.9 percent through 2020 gets hearing before Spokane City Council on Monday
The increase would cost the average Spokane household an extra $3.47 per month in service charges for water, sewer and garbage collection. It would continue an annual rate increase tied …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Forty more wells north of Fairchild Air Force Base have tested positive for toxic firefighting chemicals, with 21 exceeding the level that federal regulators believe is safe, base officials said …
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: Mon., July 17, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Spokane residents will see a 2.9 percent increase in utility rates next year, the fifth year of inflation-tied bumps
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
The City of Spokane is looking at ways to update its existing water agreement with Airway Heights and possibly adding Medical Lake to its list of customers. Contamination identified in …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
The search for contaminated water has expanded north of Fairchild Air Force Base after four wells in the area showed elevated levels of toxic firefighting chemicals.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
A Washington State University study has found a 25 percent decline in potato acreage in a significant portion of land atop the Odessa Aquifer between 2005 and 2015, due primarily …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress aimed at saving the Snake River dams in Washington state.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
A $30 million class-action lawsuit filed Thursday claims the city of Spokane has for years overcharged thousands of water customers who live outside city limits.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Federal wildlife officials say they’re set to issue the crucial first rulings on Gov. Jerry Brown’s decades-old ambitions to re-engineer California’s water system with the $16 billion construction of giant …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
The city of Missoula has taken ownership of the water utility that serves its residents after a three-year court battle.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
The city of Spokane says it met all state and federal standards for the quality of its drinking water in 2016, although leaky pipes and metering remain a problem.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Tap water in Airway Heights still contains levels of firefighting chemicals above federal recommendations, a third round of testing has shown.