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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

State takes 3 years to move on wastewater plan


November 5, 2020

PALOUSE - The state took three years to move on a plan to pump wastewater to lagoons on top of a hill in Palouse to clean river water.

“While we are relieved to bring an end to the long discussion and debate with Ecology regarding our wastewater plan, we are equally anxious to move forward with a reasonable and prudent mindset that minimizes the burden of debt to city and cost to our individual citizens,” said Chris Cook, Palouse mayor.

The City of Palouse nears approval from the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) on a final plan to build lagoons on the hill south of town to c...

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