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Steve Robischon, Executive Director PBAC

Steve Robischon, Executive Director Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee was the guest speaker at the Idaho Washington Aquifer Collaborative on 12/9/14.

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC) was formed in 1967 because of declining groundwater levels in municipal wells. The Palouse groundwater basin is the sole source of water for over 50,000 residents of Pullman, WA and Moscow, ID and outlying areas in both Whitman County (WA) and Latah County (ID). PBAC is a multi-jurisdictional, cooperative group with the mission of ensuring a safe and sustainable supply of water for the future.  Download PDF Slides 1-40   Slides 41-80 Continue reading…

New website for disposing hazardous waste

Becky Kramer  The Spokesman­-Review November 19, 2014  New Website shows options for disposing hazardous waste

Got a few worn­out tires in your garage? An old television set you aren’t using? A box of spent compact fluorescent light bulbs?  A new website provides links to Spokane ­area vendors that accept hazardous waste. Download PDF Continue reading…

The Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer

Designated as a “sole source” aquifer in 1978 by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.  ‘Sole Source” means that the aquifer is our only affordable source of drinking water in a bi-state region serving drinking water to more than 500,000 people every day.

The Spokane Aquifer Joint Board is dedicated to protecting this sole source, through our Wellhead Protection Program and through citizen education and awareness. Visit our About page to learn more about us.

Part of our wellhead protection efforts involve our participation in the Aquifer Protection Council (APC) and the Idaho Washington Aquifer Collaborative (IWAC). The APC is comprised of private and government agencies committed to protecting groundwater quality in the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer. The IWAC is a collaborative of Idaho and Washington drinking water and reclaimed water purveyors. Our organizations are working together to protect water througout the aquifer and river system, now and for generations to come.

“Don’t Pollute Our Water. It’s Beneath You!”

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Upcoming Events

Bob Ashcraft Retirement Open House
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: December 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Location: Consolidated Irrigation District No. 19 North 120 Greenacres Road Greenacres, WA 99016
IESS-PNWS_AWWA Board Meeting
Starts: 11:30 am
Ends: January 8, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: Conley's Restaurant 12618 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane Valley, WA
Description: Monthly Board Meeting
President Tonya Reiss
VP Scott Inch
Secretary Treasurer Cheryl Bzdawka
Next Meeting January 8, 2015
Idaho Washington Aquifer Collaborative (IWAC)
Starts: 1:30 pm
Ends: January 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District
Description: Dr. Dale Ralston and John Porcello will discuss results of the bi-state models, the impacts of ground-water pumping on the Spokane River, the hydraulics of the river/aquifer system and related spreadsheet tools.

The Idaho and Washington Water Purveyors meet for regional discussion to protect the SVRP Aquifer.
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