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KID Urges Customers to Avoid Using Irrigation Water in Ponds

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- The Kennewick Irrigation District is warning customers not to use KID water in fish ponds.

The water contains chemicals designed to kill algae and other weeds in irrigation ditches, but will also kill fish like koi.

KID urges customers to use fresh water, the same stuff you would drink, if you do have to fill up your ponds.

"It's not for ponds or anything like that, because we do get so many weeds and weed control is such a huge issue right now trying to keep them clean and keep the water flowing, that this is just something we regularly do," said KID Spokesperson Beth Smith. 

KID does monitor unused water entering the river to make sure it doesn't contain chemicals.

They're required to obey federal and state laws governing herbicide use.

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