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April 10: Disease control in reused wastewater

PULLMAN, Wash. – A warming world climate is expected to increase the need for successful recycling of wastewater for human use and irrigation. Controlling disease-causing viruses in this water will be discussed at 4:10 p.m. Monday, April 10, in PACCAR 202 at Washington State University. » More …

Urban campus studies move ahead

Washington Gov. Gary Locke on April 1 signed into law the supplemental capital and operating budget acts. These acts represent changes to the 2003-2005 biennial budget passed by the legislature last spring. The Washington supplemental budget is notable since it adds funding to higher education at a time when many states are imposing additional budget cuts. The largest project approved in the budget is $31.4 million to construct the Spokane Academic Center. Construction will begin later this spring. Locke used the line-item veto to eliminate the legislative appropriation of $3.4 million to begin construction of the Pullman Wastewater Reclamation project. The veto came as a … » More …

Proposed wastewater project could save area 1.3M gallons

By Larry GandersGovernment RelationsMore than 1.3 million gallons of water per day could be reclaimed and treated to protect a declining Palouse water table if a capital construction project proposed by Washington State University and the City of Pullman receives legislative approval in the 2003 legislative session.The proposal, funded for predesign by the 2002 Legislature, was not included in Gov. Gary Locke’s proposed capital budget. State Rep. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, who spearheaded efforts last year to secure predesign funding through the Centennial Clean Water Fund, is a leading advocate for this proposal in the House.The $10.7 million proposal would design and construct the project during … » More …