(Airway Heights, WA) — The City of Airway Heights (City) has issued summer water use restrictions as it performs well maintenance activities.
Airway Heights’ drinking water is safe to drink. The well is used to augment the City’s water supply in the summer However, because the well will not be brought online until the maintenance is complete and with the summer heat wave, water supply is very limited and residents and businesses are being asked to conserve.
Effective July 20, 2023, Airway Heights residents and businesses must follow these water use restrictions:
- Conserve water as much as possible indoors
- For outdoor watering and irrigation:
- Even numbered addresses may water on even dates
- Odd numbered addresses may water on odd dates
For a full list of water restrictions and tips to conserve water in and around your home, go to www.cawh.org/water-restrictions.
“Ensuring an adequate supply of safe drinking water for the Airway Heights community, especially during these hot summer months, is our top priority,” says Public Works Director Kevin Anderson. “Our water supply will be limited while the well undergoes necessary maintenance. We appreciate our community’s cooperation as we ask residents and businesses to limit their water use.
Airway Heights has been buying water from the City of Spokane since 2017, when PFOS and PFOA chemicals from a fire-training site on Fairchild Air Force Base were discovered in its domestic water supply. The City also operates a well equipped with granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration and uses the treated water from that well to supplement water supply in the summer months. Recent work on the well caused a problem with the filtration system, so additional maintenance and testing are being performed before resuming use.
For questions regarding water use restrictions, contact Albert Tripp, CAWH City Manager at (509) 434-4885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.