Stories for WRIA 56*


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


A Focused Assistance Program in Hangman Creek Watershed
The Hangman Creek Watershed is involved in a long process to develop a water quality improvement plan (also known as a total maximum daily load or TMDL). Hangman Creek and its tributaries generally have too much fecal coliform bacteria and sediment in the water during the high-flow winter and spring months. So a joint proposal was submitted to help landowners and produces employ best management practices (BMPs).
(Clean-up water pollution, Provide excellent technical and financial assistance)

Investing Time to Build Partnerships between Universities and Cities
The Department of Ecology, city of Cheney, and Eastern WA University seemed to be "finger-pointing" over wastewater treatment issues at Cheney′s wastewater treatment plan. Ecology staff facilitated discussions between the entities involved, which lead to the entities working as a team to develop solutions to the problem.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Town of Rockford: Thinking Outside of the Box
This story tells how government and private business worked together to find and implement solutions to upgrade a wastewater system using creativity and flexibility to keep costs down while coming up with a successful result. This story is an example of local and state government and private business working together to find a successful and financially reasonable solution to a problem.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)




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* The Department of Ecology and other state resource agencies frequently use a system of "Watershed Resource Inventory Areas" or "WRIAs" to refer to the state's major watershed basins.


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Last updated April 2015