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Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Homeowners face water difficulties

Rural residents across northern Spokane County rely on well water to supply their homes, but dry wells and tainted water are common problems at many homes. Those living near public …


Private wells aren’t able to keep up with increased demand

You don’t have to tell Val and Susan Taylor about the misery of running out of water. For 25 years, they hauled water to their home, flushed toilets sparingly, took …


Spokane customers using more water under cheaper rates

In the summer and fall of 2011, Spokane City Hall phone lines were crammed with angry water customers. But that changed this summer and fall under new water rates installed …


Wise water usage this summer will be easier on wallet, aquifer

City of Spokane residents might want to pay attention to their water bills as they set up their irrigation systems for the year. As of Jan. 1, the method used …


Wise water usage this summer will be easier on wallet, aquifer

City of Spokane residents might want to pay attention to their water bills as they set up their irrigation systems for the year. As of Jan. 1, the method used …


A message and a warning

A group of American Indian women, inspired by an environmental prophesy, passed through Spokane on Earth Day on their 1,800-mile walk from the Pacific Ocean to Lake Superior. They were …


Do Your Part: Stop flushing money down the drain

Giving your bathroom a green mini-makeover can help reduce your monthly utility bills and you’ll also be saving a whole lot of water, one of our most precious natural resources. …


Sullivan Lake flows to allow development

Water releases from Sullivan Lake will allow for more residential development in northeast Washington and provide additional stream flows for fish, wildlife and recreation. The Washington Department of Ecology and …


Apartment dwellers can be eco-friendly too

So you’re a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won’t splurge on solar panels. Don’t fret. There are plenty of low-cost ways for apartment dwellers …


Council vote to quit flouride hurts Sandpoint’s youth most

If there is one word that pushes buttons for Sandpoint residents these days, it is fluoride. After years of debate, the Sandpoint City Council voted 4-2 last month to remove …


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.


Mild winter raising fears about Wash. water supply

The mild winter in Washington is causing some worry for managers of the state’s water supply.


Teachers raise money for those without water

Recently, I visited a friend. “Can I get you something to drink?”


Colo. Gov.: Western water policies must change

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says western states must work together on water issues if the region is to continue to grow.


Water tab merits a few lashes with a dry noodle

I was brought up to be exceedingly stingy with water. I was raised in the arid West, where a brown trickle of water was styled “the South Platte River.” Water …


Palouse Falls plunge revealed in video

He doesn’t even know how Palouse Falls is pronounced, yet Tyler Bradt, 22, is giving the Eastern Washington state park landmark a publicity blitz money can’t buy.


Study shows Eastern Wash. wells in deep trouble

A ground water mapping study that tracks how water trickles under Eastern Washington shows deep wells in four counties are in deep trouble.


Filmmaker details worldwide water woes

There’s a problem with a liquid shortage that affects everyone in the world. And we’re not talking about oil.


Water bond going to voters

Surface water, including water from the Coeur d’Alene River, is potentially contaminating the well that serves 2,700 homes and businesses in Shoshone County. That’s why voters in the Central Shoshone …


Fish Expert Supports End To Excess Releases Of Water

Excess releases of water from Lake Koocanusa should be halted immediately, a Northwest Power Planning Council fish and wildlife staffer says. Mark Reller said the flow last week at Bonners …


Rules Don’t Help Limit Water Use On Palouse

Government codes make it difficult to conserve water, even if the supply is running short, say participants in the Palouse Water Summit in Moscow. When Christina Baldwin approached Pullman officials …


The Battle For Aquifer Custody Epa Sole-Source Plan Brings Out Region Warriors

Tom Lamar of the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review