Jessica Fisher

Decreasing pollutants in Latah Creek

Jessica Fisher, Business and Developer Services, No Phone Number Available

Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 2:05 p.m.

Decreasing pollutants in Latah Creek

Construction crews have been working in the Comstock neighborhood constructing a storage facility for combined sewer overflow (CSO). This new tank stores 205,000 gallons of combined wastewater and stormwater runoff. This is part of the city's Integrated Clean Water Plan to decrease the amount of pollutants entering the Spokane River. The project near High Drive and Hatch Road removes the only uncontrolled outfall that leads to Latah Creek.

The project also includes improvements to water and stormwater pipes and installation of drywells at various intersections from 42nd to 39th Avenue. The High Drive project will involve pedestrian improvements including adding new sidewalks in select areas. The pavement from Grand to Garfield will also be replaced. Work will be done on two separate islands in the area; the median island on 43rd Avenue and Hatch Road will be revised to better accommodate truck traffic and new surface work on the island at Grand Boulevard.

For more information, attend one of our weekly meetings on Thursdays, 8 a.m. at Rocket Market, 726 East 43rd Avenue. If you have any questions or concerns contact Julie Happy, Communication Manager of Business and Developer Services at, or leave a comment below.

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