On December 1, 2011, and ahead of schedule, the new Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SCRWRF) began treating wastewater from the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Spokane Valley. This new facility uses state-of-the-art membrane technology and is designed to meet or exceed current legal requirements for phosphorus removal.
The Facility is treating to very high standards which help improve water quality in the Spokane River and Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.
The WRC serves as a regional education center, meeting room and training facility. It includes interpretive exhibits and displays intended to educate citizens about regional water resources, water quality and quantity issues, water reclamation and reuse, and the Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility.