By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Water, water everywhere - but not always Cheney

City struggles with irrigation supply is a top story of 2018

 

January 3, 2019

Once again, water — or rather the difficulty in supplying it — was one of the top stories of the year in Cheney.

From October to April, the city has little issue bringing the liquid to the taps of residents in abundance, using just two of its eight wells. Beginning in May, Public Works staff bring on four more wells to handle an increased demand caused by irrigation — and without fail, when really hot weather hit, this demand exceeds the ability to supply, leading to moratoriums on watering brown and dying lawns and equally damaged feelings among its citizens.

This year was no excepti...



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