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Lakemore – Ground Source Heat Pump Boring

Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District has prepared a document addressing 38 questions and concerns for the Lakemore- Gound Source  Proposal to drill 700 Heat Pump Borings.  Spokane Aquifer Joint Board President, Ty Wick, is requesting that the City of Liberty Lake require an Environmental Impact Study for proper consideration of all environmental impacts to the region’s drinking water supply.  Please submit any comments  on Lakemore Closed Loop Ground Source Heat Pump Borings by August 22, 2014,  to Amanda Tainio, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake, WA. 99019.  Email:  Fax: (509) 755-6713  For questions please call Amanda Tainio at (509) 755-670

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The Spokane River: Modeling in a Changing Environment

Washington State University, Central Washington University, University of Idaho and the University of Utah are collaborating on a National Science Foundation  and United States Department of Agriculture funded research grant named Watershed Integrated Systems Dynamic Modeling or WISDM.  Doctoral Students Tung Nguyen and Heather Baxter explain the technical aspects of modeling the Spokane River ‘s low flow trends in a changing environment.  Two slides are shown below and you can view the entire presentation WISDM Presentation at IWAC 6.10.14
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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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Otto, Aqua Duck, Mallory and Buck

Upcoming Events

  • SAJB Meeting
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: September 25, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Spokane County Water District # 3 Located at 1225 N. Yardley Street, Spokane, WA 99212
    Description: 21 Water Districts meet on the 4th Thursday of the month to collaborate on projects and studies that protect our aquifer and drinking water.
  • UpRiver Scrub
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: September 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Spokane River from Stateline to Mirabeau
    Description: Please come out and help Aqua Duck clean up the shorelines and the river bed from trash and debris.
  • IWAC
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: October 14, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District
    Description: Idaho and Washington Water Purveyors meet for regional discussion to protect the SVRP Aquifer.
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