Government Agencies

City of Spokane, Water Department

The largest water purveyor in the county, here's a link to the City's Water Utilities page. From there you can link to the City's Slow the Flow page which has helpful consumer links.

WSU-county Extension & Master Gardener Program

Washington State University is Washington's original land-grant university with a mission of improving quality of life. Visit this page to access the Master Gardener Program that includes water-wise techniques and garden, lawn and landscaping information, including drought-resistant plant ideas.

Washington State Department of Ecology (Doe), Water

The mission of DOE is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment, and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. The link above takes you to their Water Division Home Page where you'll find a lot of useful, well-organized information.

Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR)

Adjacent to Washington and sharing the same Spokane River watershed, Idaho's Department of Water Resources provides a variety of services for the public, such as water rights research, historical record reproduction of water rights, driller’s reports, and dam safety inspections.

Spokane Tribe of Indians - Water & Fish Program

The Tribal Water and Fish Program began in 2001 combining EPA- and Tribal-funded water quality programs with the BPA-funded Joint Stock Assessment stream and lake assessment project with the overall goal of protecting and improving water quality and fisheries.

United States Geological Survey (USGS), Water Use in the United States

The USGS's National Water-Use Information Program is responsible for compiling and disseminating the nation's water-use data. It works in cooperation with local, State, and Federal environmental agencies to collect and compile these data to produce water-use information aggregated at the county, state, and national levels. Every five years, data at the county level are compiled with the most recent being in 2010. Find this report and more at this website.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Learning About Water

The mission of this federal agency is to protect human health and the environment. The EPA website has general, but vast, information about water in nature as well as drinking water.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Water Science

There's much happening regarding the science of water and water technology. The EPA divides water science into four areas - Drinking Water and Systems, Water Quality Research, Water Monitoring, and Water Tools and Technology. This is a great page for teachers and students alike.

Spokane County Water Conservancy Board

Water Conservancy Boards are separate units of local government that process water right transfer applications within an identified geographic area. A board can serve a single watershed, multiple watersheds, a county, or multiple counties. There are currently 19 boards operating in Washington.