The Public Works Department strives to provide excellent drinking water every minute of every day.  We work hard to protect public health by providing safe and reliable drinking water to homes and business in the City of West Richland.

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West Richland’s residents and businesses expect reliable, high-quality drinking water and as such, the City has invested in various secondary contaminant treatments to improve our overall water aesthetics.
Well #7- The City invested $400,000 in 2000 in an air stripping tower to improve water’s taste and color.
Well #9 – Completed Treatability Study in February 2015.  Based on the results of the study, the City invested $500,000 in a chemical oxidation treatment system to improve the water’s taste and  smell.  The installation of this system was completed in November 2017.
Well #10 – Completed Treatability Study in October 2015.  Based on the results of the study, the City partnered with the Department of Ecology to begin implementing the $4.3 million Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) Project to improve the water’s color, taste & smell.  The project is currently in Phase 2A- well rehabilitation and aquifer testing.  The project is scheduled to be completed by 2025.  Project Folio
Well #11- Completed Treatability Study in December 2019. Based on the results of the study, the City invested $1 million in an air stripping tower to improve water’s taste and color.  The installation of the tower was completed in April 2021.