Please note: Links to external resources are provided as a public service and do not imply endorsement by SAJB.
- Groundwater 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
- American Water Works Association – The AWWA Career Center provides a comprehensive list of water-related job descriptions and salaries.
Human & Health Services
- Private Drinking Water Well Information – EPA provides a wide range of information to the private well owner
- Washington State Department of Health -Drinking Water Division – Everything you want to know about your drinking water from the state perspective, such as regulation, compliance, source water protection, contaminants and publications.
Places to Visit
- Aquifer Tour Google – Map Check out 40 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.
- 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.
- Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – E-Cycle, Clean Fuels Program, Air Quality and more Hot Topics.
- US Environmental Protection Agency Septic Systems – Guidelines for small, privately owned septic (onsite) wastewater treatment systems. A management handbook, policies, tools and resources are available.
- Washington State Department of Ecology – Sign up for a variety of informative e-newsletters on topics such as: Air Quality, Climate Change, Committees & Conferences, Environmental Education, Grants & Loans, SEPA, Stormwater, Rulemaking, Waste, Water, Wetlands, and more.
- Washington State Department of Health-Office of Drinking Water-The mission of the Office of Drinking Water is to protect the health of the people of Washington State by ensuring safe and reliable drinking water. Programs and Services for Drinking Water Systems and Drinking Water – In your Home (Information for Consumers)
- Washington State Water Rights Information – The waters of Washington State collectively belong to the public and cannot be owned by any one individual or group. Instead, individuals or groups may be granted rights to use them. Find out how to apply for water rights and much more.
- Washington State Well Log Viewer – A Well Log means a Well Report and describes the location, ownership, construction details and lithology of a completed well. This web site enables you to search for wells which have well reports and to view the well report using a variety of search tools.