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By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

H2O deal

Airway Heights and Spokane agree on details of another water system intertie


April 26, 2018

Airway Heights

Airway Heights extended a water agreement with the city of Spokane that includes a new water intertie at Craig and McFarlane roads. This is due to the loss of water the city faced when they were forced to turn off Wells 1, 4 and 9 after the PFOS/PFOA chemical contamination last year.

Airway Heights has had some history in the water business and the council set into motion an agreement with the city of Spokane to extend that for two more years. The amendment has already been in place for years, but Airway Heights is constructing a new intertie with Spokane in the meantime while trying to find a permanent solution to their water supply issue.

City Manager Albert Tripp, city attorney Stanley Schwartz and Public Works Director Kevin Anderson have been negotiating with Spokane to amend their existing water supply agreement since last July.

The reason behind the amendment wa...

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