Stories tagged: wells
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Hanford needs to do a better job in recording the status of the site’s approximately 12,000 wells that are either decommissioned or in use, according to a new audit report …
Sun., June 24, 2018
The Navy is continuing to check wells around Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for contaminants in drinking water.
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018
Wells in northeastern Washington frequently have high uranium concentrations, sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water. A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Senate committee approves changes to water law that could allow more residential development in rural and suburban areas.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
Idaho wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take over regulating underground injection wells needed by the state’s oil and natural gas industry to dispose of wastewater.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017
Toxic firefighting chemicals were found in drinking water north of Fairchild Air Force Base at concentrations of up to 409 parts per trillion, nearly six times the level that federal …
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: Fri., May 19, 2017
Restaurants west of Hayford Road in Airway Heights have been asked to not use contaminated water in food or beverages.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017
Air Force officials have expanded their search for contaminated groundwater after testing found chemical runoff affecting neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
In response to a controversial water rights decision by the state’s highest court, Spokane County has adopted an “interim emergency ordinance” that officials say will prevent a moratorium on building …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
The Spokane County Building and Planning Department may keep its doors open as late as necessary Wednesday to accomodate a surge of building permit applicants in the wake of a …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Sue Lani Madsen: Hirst Decision on well-drilling effectively blocks development throughout the state
The Washington Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision on well-drilling “effectively blocked development throughout the state,” Sue Lani Madsen says.
Tue., July 12, 2016
BOISE – Idaho officials are requiring well users pumping water from a large aquifer to install measuring devices to better monitor their water usage.
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
The group Water for Life has operated in Spokane County for more than a decade, digging 79 wells in Guatemala and delivering clean water and medical supplies to tens of …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 11, 2015
More rural residents are hauling water because of the drought. Because of the growth in demand, Whitworth Water District No. 2 has received a state grant to relocate a water …
Mon., Feb. 2, 2009
A ground water mapping study that tracks how water trickles under Eastern Washington shows deep wells in four counties are in deep trouble.