Archive | December 2010

State grants Lake Tapps water right to Cascade Water Alliance

December 17, 2010

PNW Local News News Article (PDF >) Today the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) officially granted Cascade its water rights package which will allow Cascade to eventually use Lake Tapps for municipal drinking water. The rights allow Cascade store water in the Lake Tapps Reservoir, divert water from the White River into Lake Tapps to supply water for the Water Supply Project, and withdraw water from Lake Tapps for municipal water supply purposes. It also guarantees summer recreation levels for Lake Tapps and ensures robust flows in

GUEST OP: Taking next steps to eradicate milfoil | Peloza

December 17, 2010

Auburn Reporter News Article (PDF >) As a followup to the commentary article (“Milfoil – a silent menace”, Auburn Reporter, Sept. 24), the National League of Cities (NLC) met in Denver in the first week of December at its annual Congress of Cities & Exposition. This annual conference is a time when the seven major NLC committees get together, review and approve local government issues in the form of resolutions that “pass the muster” for NLC Board of Directors approval. The board at its meeting unanimously approved

Cascade Named 2010 EPA WaterSense Promotional Partner Winner

December 15, 2010

Cascade Water Alliance recently received the prestigious US EPA WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year Award. This award is given to one utility in the country whose water conservation program has distinguished itself by promoting the national WaterSense program. WaterSense is a voluntary labeling program similar to EnergyStar. The WaterSense label on a plumbing fixture, such as a toilet or showerhead, means the product uses 20% less water than a standard model and has been tested for reliable performance. In announcing the award, the US EPA cited three Cascade conservation programs