Wastewater http://nwpr.org en Groups Sue Dairies Over Groundwater Pollution http://nwpr.org/post/groups-sue-dairies-over-groundwater-pollution <p></p><p>Two environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against several Yakima Valley dairies. The groups say the dairies harm people’s health and the environment. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:14:33 +0000 Courtney Flatt 22861 at http://nwpr.org King County Opens The Door For Heat Energy From Wastewater http://nwpr.org/post/king-county-opens-door-heat-energy-wastewater <p>The Department of Energy estimates that 350 billion KWH of energy are flushed down drains in the form of heated water. King County is one of the first counties in the nation to try to do something about all that wasted heat energy. EarthFix&rsquo;s Ashley Ahearn reports. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:12:14 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 12696 at http://nwpr.org King County Opens The Door For Heat Energy From Wastewater Poll Finds Water Quality NW Residents Top Concern http://nwpr.org/post/poll-finds-water-quality-nw-residents-top-concern <p>A new public opinion poll finds that water quality ranks as Northwesterners&rsquo; top environmental concern.</p><p>DHM Research asked 1,200 residents in Washington, Idaho and Oregon about their environmental concerns. 60 percent said they worried about drinking water, and 54 percent said they were concerned about local lakes, rivers and streams. That result tracks with previous polls.</p><p>People said they were happy, overall, with the water that comes out of their tap.</p><p>DHM Research&rsquo;s John Horvick says most survey respondents thought that water quality has not improved since the implementation of the Clean Water Act 40 years ago. He says that finding surprised him.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:59:35 +0000 Courtney Flatt 11784 at http://nwpr.org Poll Finds Water Quality NW Residents Top Concern New Restrictions On Cruise Ship Waste Discharge For The Port Of Seattle http://nwpr.org/post/new-restrictions-cruise-ship-waste-discharge-port-seattle <p>As the weather warms up, cruise ships will begin arriving at the Port of Seattle. More than 200 ships are scheduled to visit the port this year, bringing millions of dollars in tourist revenue. In the past those ships have also brought wastewater into Puget Sound. But this year, the regulations are a little bit stricter. Ashley Ahearn reports. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:48:10 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 7200 at http://nwpr.org