Air and Water Pollution - Spokane Area

Air and Water Pollution - Spokane Area

Support aggressive action to achieve government policies which will provide maximum protection to the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.
Position In Brief: 

(1) Implementation of the 208 Recommendation should receive strong support for the sewering of the Priority Sewer Service in both unincorporated and incorporated jurisdictions. When sewers are in place, hook-ups should be required.
(2) Public information activity should have a high priority.
(3) Aquifer management should be completed as soon as possible, and be coordinated with the Spokane County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. (1977)
b. Local areas should dovetail and not be allowed to misuse the state or regional resource.

Utilize our national position on water resources to support sewering the urban areas with emphasis on a regional approach to problems, as governmental boundaries are arbitrary.

1) Work to explode the myth of abundant pure water for everyone.
(2) Work for local citizens on a water district-size level assessing basic needs and quality goals to be used in a drainage basin area type plan and then integrated into a regional plan.
(3) Work for strengthening existing laws on water quality and quantity and adequate funding to implement.
(4) Help existing agencies with water authority to begin inter-department and inter-agency coordination and co-relation. (1978)


2. Sewering
a. Utilize our national position on water resources to support sewering the urban areas with emphasis on a regional approach to problems, as governmental boundaries are arbitrary. The national LWV position includes the following:
(1) Support of national policies and procedures which promote comprehensive long-range planning for conservation and development of water resources.
(2) Support of limited federal financial assistance to industry as a means of expediting abatement of water pollution. Although the LWV thinks that costs of pollution abatement are a responsibility of the polluter, it acknowledges that some help should be made available because of the urgency and immediacy of the problem, and the immense costs involved. (1970)

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Spokane Area