Cheney water restriction lifted but new watering schedule recomm - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Right Now:

92°
  • (Feels like 92°)
  • Clear

Today:

  • 91° |
  • 64°

7-Day Forecast

Cheney water restriction lifted but new watering schedule recommended

Posted: Updated:
  • Cheney water restriction lifted but new watering schedule recommendedMore>>

  • KHQ Weather Authority

    Become a KHQ Weather Watcher!

    Become a KHQ Weather Watcher!

    Tuesday, April 5 2011 1:22 PM EDT2011-04-05 17:22:36 GMT
    Do you want to be a Weather Watcher for KHQ Local News?  You just need the ability to Skype or UStream from your computer or smart phone.More >>
    Do you want to be a Weather Watcher for KHQ Local News?  You just need the ability to Skype or UStream from your computer or smart phone.More >>
  • More from the Weather AuthorityMore>>

  • Interactive Radar

    HD Doppler 6i

    Watch the weather as it happens with KHQ's HD Doppler 6i Interactive Radar! More >>
    Watch the weather as it happens with KHQ's HD Doppler 6i Interactive Radar! More >>

Update (8/06/14): The outdoor water restriction  the went into effect on Monday ended at noon Wednesday. Outdoor water usage was prohibited in the 48 hour period so reservoir water levels could be restored.

The city is now asking that everyone avoid watering in the middle of the day.  They are also suggesting the adoption of an "even/odd" watering system, meaning that even-numbered addresses water on even dates, and odd-numbered addresses water on odd dates.  Theses restrictions did/do not affect Eastern Washington University, since they have a separate water system fed by their own wells.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

CHENEY, Wash.- Effective Monday afternoon and for the foreseeable future, water usage in Cheney for lawn irrigation systems and sprinklers is prohibited for the next 48 hours while water levels are restored in the reservoirs. Watering may resume at noon on Wednesday, August 6.

Additionally, once irrigation resumes, citizens and organizations are encouraged to avoid watering during the middle of the day, as the hot sun will evaporate the water before it gets to plants and vegetation.

This restriction does not affect Eastern Washington University, as they have a separate water system fed by their own wells.

The City of Cheney water production facilities include eight ground water wells that have the capacity to produce 3,000 gallons per minute when running at full capacity. Water is stored in five reservoirs with the City’s water system. Cheney groundwater wells 6 and 7 were without power for over 15 hours because they are located in areas serviced by an Inland Power line. The power outage to the pumps, coupled with the extreme heat and dry conditions, place an extreme stress on our water system capabilities.

Cheney water system staff recommend that for the remainder of the summer, citizens and businesses use an even/odd watering schedule in which even-numbered addresses water on even-numbered dates, and odd-numbered addresses water on odd-numbered dates.

For updates on the water use restriction and additional information on the City of Cheney water system, please check this website.

 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Kids open lemonade stand to celebrate mom who beat blood disorder

    Kids open lemonade stand to celebrate mom who beat blood disorder

    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-07-24 00:03:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "Help Me Hayley" was contacted regarding a local family who has been through a rough couple of months. It's a story of children rallying around their mother to make a family dream come true. Meet Kandis Workman. She says she's been fighting a devastating blood disorder. The countless  appointments and treatments have taken a toll on her young family.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "Help Me Hayley" was contacted regarding a local family who has been through a rough couple of months. It's a story of children rallying around their mother to make a family dream come true. Meet Kandis Workman. She says she's been fighting a devastating blood disorder. The countless  appointments and treatments have taken a toll on her young family.

    More >>
  • No more holding cell phones with new driving law in effect

    No more holding cell phones with new driving law in effect

    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:32:55 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington drivers will now have to put down their cell phones under a new distracted driving law. The law that went into effect Sunday prohibits drivers from holding electronic devices - including phones, tablets and other electronic gadgets - while behind the wheel. That means no reading incoming text messages while driving, or watching a quick video while stuck in traffic or sitting at a red light.

    More >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington drivers will now have to put down their cell phones under a new distracted driving law. The law that went into effect Sunday prohibits drivers from holding electronic devices - including phones, tablets and other electronic gadgets - while behind the wheel. That means no reading incoming text messages while driving, or watching a quick video while stuck in traffic or sitting at a red light.

    More >>
  • Injury crash blocks highway north of Ponderay

    Injury crash blocks highway north of Ponderay

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-07-23 22:42:36 GMT

    PONDERAY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management reports a multi-vehicle crash closed Highway 95 in both direction Sunday afternoon. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports the highway is closed at milepost 490 near Elmira Road, about 11 miles north of Ponderay, while investigators gather evidence and interview witnesses.

    More >>

    PONDERAY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management reports a multi-vehicle crash closed Highway 95 in both direction Sunday afternoon. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports the highway is closed at milepost 490 near Elmira Road, about 11 miles north of Ponderay, while investigators gather evidence and interview witnesses.

    More >>