Mid-Columbia agencies asked to push water conservation

From the Tri-City Herald

While the effects of this drought are still being felt across the Mid-Columbia, area water officials are urging cities, schools and parks to start preparing for drought conditions next summer.

On Wednesday, the subcommittee of the Yakima Integrated Plan Workgroup focused on municipal water use announced that a letter has been sent to 204 public entities asking them to consider voluntarily adopting water conservation strategies or encouraging their customers to do so.

Letters went to the cities of Kennewick, Richland, Prosser and Benton City; Benton County; and the ports of Kennewick and Benton. They also went to schools in Richland, Kennewick, West Richland, Prosser and Benton City. Read the rest of the story here.