“The Washington Department of Ecology has issued water right permits to Lacey [July 11, 2012] as part of a package that ensures the city, Olympia and the Nisqually Tribe have enough water to accommodate growth and economic development, while also enhancing salmon spawning in local streams and rivers during the next three to four decades.”
“Another portion of the package, which would allow Yelm to receive rights to an additional 840,000 gallons per day of new water, is under appeal to the Pollution Control Hearings Board.
If Ecology’s decision to approve request is upheld, the permit will meet Yelm’s anticipated growth over the next 20 years and avoid the need for a building moratorium,” quoting the Pierce County Business Examiner.
Read more from the Dept. of Ecology News Release – July 10, 2012.