Cheney Free Press -

By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

Air Force and Airway Heights reach water agreement


November 16, 2017

Airway Heights

The map above shows the previous affected areas from the PFOS/PFOA water contamination.

In a recent press release, it was announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to cover the cost to purchase drinking water for the city of Airway Heights, which became effective on Nov. 1.

It is an environmental services agreement, and the Air Force is agreeing to pay Airway Heights for its cost to purchase up to 439.08 million gallons of drinking water with a potential total cost of more than $687,000 in the next year.

"This agreement ensures the city's ratepayers will not have to pay for the purchase of alternative water sources," Kevin Richey, Airway Height's mayor, said. "The city has...

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