What are "regional stormwater facilities?" Regional stormwater facilities serve large drainage areas and are intended to supplement the overall stormwater system in a defined area. These facilities typically capture, control and filter stormwater before it percolates back into the ground. In the Spokane County area this can mean filtering back into the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, the sole source of drinking water in our region.
In 2008, construction began and was completed for two state-of-the-art regional stormwater facilities known as the Browne Mountain Regional Stormwater Facility and the Price and Wall Regional Stormwater Facility, the first of their kind in the greater Spokane area.