The city of Moscow’s wastewater treatment plant has violated four National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit standards regarding water quality over the past four years.Guess where all that discharge flows? That's right, down the South Fork of the Palouse River and into Pullman.
The Environmental Protection Agency has found that Moscow was in violation of standards for total residual chlorine, fecal coliform, phosphorous and dissolved oxygen, said Moscow Public Works Director Les MacDonald during Monday’s Public Works/Finance Committee meeting.
Seems fair. We export half of our sales tax dollars to Moscow and in return they send us back their sewage. And now the Washington Department of Ecology is going to make us clean up their mess at a cost of millions.
This is the city that wants to appeal the Hawkins Development in the corridor because of, among other things, water quality and storm water? We are really through the looking glass now.