Cedar River News

Flushable Wipes…….NOT!!

Clogging the System: The Feud Over Flushable Wipes

December 23, 2019 by Diane Peters

In the basement of the Center for Urban Innovation at Ryerson University in Toronto, a lone toilet sits on a raised, tiled platform. Darko Joksimovic, an associate professor of civil engineering, drops a clean bathroom wipe into the bowl and flushes. It swims down a 66-foot pipeline that includes two 90-degree turns and clears it in one go.

He then collects the soggy material and drops ...

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Ordinance 18403 Update

 KING COUNTY PROCEEDS WITH ORDINANCE 18403

Washington Supreme Court rules that King County can charge “rent” to utilities using County rights-of-way; increased utility rates expected.

On December 5, 2019, the Washington Supreme Court issued its decision reversing the trial court’s order in favor of the utilities, ruling that King County has the authority to charge “rent” to water, sewer, gas and electric utilities as a condition of using County rights-of-way. The Court’s ruling will result in increases in ...

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Protect Your Home Against Frozen Water Pipes

Protect Your Spigots From Freezing

Each winter, homes are damaged from water pipes that freeze, burst, and then leak. By taking a few simple precautions, you can avoid the mess, hassle and cost of repairing leaky pipes.

  • Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl space or basement.
  • Know where your water shut-off valve is located.
  • Outdoor hose bibs are susceptible to freezing. Learn how to insulate your hose bib by watching the Protect Outdoor Spigots video.
    https://www.savingwater.org/indoors/fixing-leaks/how-to-videos/
  • Never leave a garden hose attached ...
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It is Salmon Spawning Season!

We share our drinking water supply with salmon, trout and many other species. Using water wisely helps ensure we’ll have enough water to support freshwater habitat this fall and for generations to come. It’s particularly important to conserve water in the summer and fall months when stream flows are naturally low and adult salmon are returning to rivers to spawn.  Salmon have a challenging journey; please be fish-friendly and use water wisely.

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