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SAJB Recognized for Protecting Drinking Water

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board Recognized for Protecting Drinking Water


The American Water Works Association (AWWA) selected the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board (SAJB) as the 2014 recipient of an AWWA National Source Water Protection AwardNews Release  Award Letter Continue reading…

Spokane County Water Demand Forecast 3/11/14

Members of the Idaho Washington Aquifer Collaborative (IWAC) and the Rathdrum Prairie Comprehensive Aquifer Management Planning (CAMP) groups met in a joint session on March 11, 2014.   Mike Hermanson, Spokane County Water Resource Specialist, presented a summary of the development process and data collected to create, modify and update the Spokane County Water Demand Forecast model. 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

  • SAJB Meeting
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: April 24, 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
  • St. Aloysius Caring for Creation
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: April 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Location: St. Aloyisus Rectory Spokane, WA
  • St. Aloysius Caring For Creation
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: April 27, 2014 - 8:30 pm
    Location: St. Aloyisus Rectory Spokane, WA
    Description: Before and after each mass
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