The Water Resources Department is happy to
announce their new On-Site Septic System Grant and Loan
Program. This program protects water quality by helping
landowners repair/replace their septic system or connect to the
sewer. For more information, visit www.SpokaneSepticLoans.org.
The Water Resources Department addresses the water quality
and quantity issues within the District’s boundaries. We provide technical
assistance, information and education, and we implement projects to protect,
enhance, and maintain water resources in Spokane County.
We provide information for a variety of resource issues and
concerns. Click on the links below to view fact sheets, brochures and other
Healthy Livestock, Healthy Streams (view
Livestock are an integral part of the agricultural economy and a valued
recreational asset. Utilizing some simple management practices can ensure
healthy livestock and productive pastureland.
Streamside Living (view PDF)
The stream running through your land is part of a larger system known as a
watershed. Every stream, tributary, or river has an associated watershed, and
any activity that affects the water quality, water quantity, or movement in one
location affects the water downstream. As a streamside landowner you have a
particular responsibility to help maintain and improve the health of streams
and streamside areas.
Save Our Shorelines! (view
If you own Spokane County shoreline you hold an important responsibility to
protect and maintain one of the counties greatest resources… its shorelines!
Naturalize your shoreline and enhance it with natural vegetation. Be creative –
it’s your chance to make your lake healthier and to make your property a better
fit to your lifestyle.
Spokane Smartscape -
Spokane Smartscape is a program designed to help you save water
in your yard by providing information about low water use
landscaping, also known as xeriscaping. Visit our Smartscape web site to learn how to Smartscape,
for sample landscape designs, and for a list of recommended