Spokane Aquifer Joint Board

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1521 N Argonne Rd. Suite C
PMB 250
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Kootenai County Solid Waste Department

Hotline: 208-446-1433
Office: 208-446-1430

If you live in North Idaho, call Kootenai County Solid Waste Department. Coeur d’Alene station is located at 3650 N. Ramsey Road in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The Post Falls Station is located at 15580 W. Prairie Avenue in Post Falls, Idaho.

The Transfer Stations are open to the general public and waste hauling companies seven days a week. The entry gate opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes to the public at 4:55 p.m. every day. It is requested that all customers be unloaded and out of the facility by 5:00 p.m. each day.

Panhandle Health District of Kootenai County, Idaho

Environmental Health Services 208-415-5220

Information on a wide range of water-related issues and aquifer protection programs.

Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR)

IDWR Northern Regional Office

7600 Mineral Drive, Suite 100
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815-7763
Phone: 208-762-2800
Fax: 208-762-2819

The Idaho Department of Water Resources serves the people of Idaho and protects their welfare by making sure water is conserved and available to sustain Idaho’s economy, ecosystem and the resulting quality of life. IDWR provides a variety of services for the public, such as water rights research, historical record reproduction of water rights, driller’s reports, and dam safety inspections.

Comprehensive Aquifer Management Planning (CAMP)

The Aquifer Planning and Management Program is designed to provide the Idaho Water Resource Board and the Idaho Department of Water Resources with the necessary information to develop plans for managing ground and surface water resources into the future.

Please note: Links to external resources are provided as a public service and do not imply endorsement by SAJB.


  • Ground Water Foundation  The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization that educates people and inspires action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations.
  • Groundwater Foundation – Septic System Education Kit.
  • Ice Age Floods Institute  The Ice Age Floods Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to presentation of the fascinating but little-known story of the cataclysmic Ice Age Floods that swept across the Pacific Northwest during recent geologic time.  IAFI is working for an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, which would be a system of travel routes linking significant sites and interpretive facilities across the region


Human & Health Services

Places to Visit

  • Aquifer Tour Google – MapCheck out 16 locations throughout Spokane WA and Kootenai ID  counties that you can visit.
  • Upriver Dam  was built in 1894 as a timber crib dam.  It was upgraded in 1933 and again in the 1980’s and is still in use today. The Upriver Dam generates over 70 million kilowatts of electricity annually. Operated by the City of Spokane Water and Hydroelectric Services Department, electricity from the dam is used to pump water to every part of Spokane. Excess power is sold to Avista Utilities. The City of Spokane’s drinking water is some of the highest quality and lowest cost drinking water in the state.  Tours Available – call 509-742-8141.
  • Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility   4401 N. A.L. White Parkway 99205
    509-625-4600  Tours are available on request. In operation since 1958, the City of Spokane’s award winning facility uses state of the art technology to provide advanced secondary treatment for 44 million gallons of sewage per day (mgd) during dry weather and up to 100 mgd of sewage mixed with storm runoff during wet weather.  The sewer collection system has over 800 miles of sewage pipes, 28 pumping stations, and some underground tanks that reduce combined sewer overflows to the Spokane River during large storms.
  • Spokane County Water Reclamation Facility – Opened in 2011 with state of the art water treatment technology. The facility also provides a  Water Resources Center that includes interactive exhibits about the facility, the natural environment and water stewardship.  Contact Spokane County Utilities at 509-477-3604 for more information.
  • Spokane Waste to Energy Facility – 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. Residents and commercial establishments in Spokane County generate about 470,000 tons of solid waste annually. SRSWS was created by interlocal agreement between Spokane County and the City of Spokane on October 11, 1998, to manage all of the County’s garbage.  To schedule a tour call 509-625-6521. 

Professional Organizations

  • American Water Works Association Home – AWWA is the professional organization for water purveyors.  AWWA keeps members informed on national water issues, new publications, conferences, education, professional resources and regulatory issues.
  • Department of Ecology SHOP TALK – Get the latest information on water, air, waste, cleanup, toxic hazards and going green.
  • Industrial Materials Exchange  King County, Washington provides information for small businesses  on disposal and recycling, financial assistance, technical and compliance issues, recognition and the “yellow Book” Waste Directory.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Learn About Waste  – What you Can Do – Resource Conservation – Hazardous and Non-Hazardous  Waste

Recycling & Disposal – Residential and Business

  • Spokane Waste Directory – Got waste? Put it in the right place! The Spokane Waste Directory provides information on proper disposal and recycling options for over 150 different waste types. Find hundreds of vendors who will take your waste as well as four transfer station locations and hours of operation. Use the map view find the location closest to you and to get directions.  The Resources pages provide information for reporting illicit dumping and much more.

 Regulatory Agencies


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