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Aug. 3, 2015 Washington Department of Ecology --NEWS

Puget Sound sweltering from the drought and Blob

OLYMPIA – Washington is feeling the heat this summer, and Puget Sound is no exception. It's been hot and dry, with all kinds of weather records... More

Aug. 5, 2015 Washington Department of Ecology --NEWS

127 wastewater treatment plants recognized for perfect performance

OLYMPIA – More than one-third of Washington’s wastewater treatment plants – 127 – have received an Outstanding Performance Award from the... More

Aug. 10, 2015 Eyes over Puget Sound

Download: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/mar_wat/eops/EOPS_2015_8_4.pdf What you will find: Unusually warm water temperatures continue in cent... More

Aug. 11, 2015 Emergency funds support three drought-relief projects

Projects in Eastern, Central and Western Washington help with water shortages

OLYMPIA – Emergency funding is going to support three drought-relief projects in Eastern, Central and Western Washington. The money will help p... More

Aug. 19, 2015 Washington Department of Ecology --NEWS

Public comment period extended to Sept. 21 on reclaimed water draft rule

The Department of Ecology has extended the public comment period on the draft reclaimed water rule by 30 days in response to requests. The commen... More

Aug. 19, 2015 Final Report Available Now

Analysis of Bioretention Soil Media for Improved Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Copper Retention

Monitoring data from several studies conducted in the western Washington region (Herrera 2014a, 2015) indicate that some pollutants are exported f... More

Aug. 20, 2015 Harvesting rainwater during the drought from King 5

The severe drought in Western Washington is leading local water utilities to keep a close eye on our water use.

Check out this news story from King 5 morning news about residential Rainwater Catchment Systems. King 5 interviewed Mike Broili, a featured presen... More

Aug. 24, 2015 EPA News

EPA Announces Publication of the Water Quality Standards Regulatory Revisions Final Rule

For the first time in over 30 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the core requirements of the federal water qu... More

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