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Cheney plans to lobby state lawmakers on water system needs, EWU Science Building


Last updated 1/14/2019 at 9:41pm

City of Cheney officials have laid out some priorities they feel are important to achieving a healthy economy and safe community — and they would like local state legislators’ help in reaching those goals.

The City Council approved these priorities at one of their final meetings of 2018, and not surprisingly, water is at the top of the list. Specifically, water city officials feel is needed to meet summer irrigation demands.

Cheney has had to impose irrigation restrictions during stretches of hot weather for four the past five summers — three times in 2018 alone. Officials claim the c...

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