Stories for Garfield County

Water Quality stories support the Water Quality Program's activities. Some stories may fall under more than one category, and are listed accordingly.

 

NU CHEM Central Ferry: Unwanted Water Softener Waste
Consultants, company representatives, and local and state staff worked together to change a potentially problem water waste discharge to a product useful for controlling dust on dirt roads. This was done using existing equipment except for the purchase of a relatively inexpensive pump.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Pomeroy Wastewater Treatment Plant: Effluent Dissolved Oxygen Solution
The town of Pomeroy is required to maintain a minimum level of dissolved oxygen in their wastewater discharge. Unfortunately, the effluent dissolved-oxygen concentration was consistently lower than the permit limit. After reviewing the situation, an Ecology staffperson and the treatment plant operator came up with a cheap and reliable fix to the problem.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Transforming Watersheds: Deadman Creek
Successful efforts to improve the water quality and fish habitat of Deadman Creek in Garfield County.
(Clean-up water pollution; Provide excellent technical and financial assistance; Prevent and reduce nonpoint pollution)

Transforming Watersheds: Upper Alpowa Creek
Successful efforts to improve the water quality and fish habitat of Upper Alpowa Creek in Garfield County.
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Clean-up water pollution; Provide excellent technical and financial assistance; Prevent and reduce nonpoint pollution)

 

 

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Last updated December 2013