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1. What should I know before buying a home water filter or treatment device?
2. What types of certified filters are on the market?
3. What is the difference between a point-of-use filter and a point-of-entry filter?
4. Where can I buy a filter?
5. Do showerhead filters remove chlorine?

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1. What is the current and forecasted growth of the City of West Richland?
2. Can I buy a map of the city streets?
3. What is my zoning?
4. How many chickens am I allowed to raise on my property?
5. What are the required setbacks on my property?
6. Is there a local Chamber of Commerce that I can join?
7. I own commercial property on Van Giesen Street in West Richland and I would like to improve the exterior façade. Are there resources to help me?
8. Who is responsible for clearing the sidewalk in front of my home?
9. How do you know if the proper permits have been obtained?
10. How much are permit fees?
11. Do I need a permit to construct a fence?
12. Do I need a permit to put a small shed on my property?
13. Do I need a permit to put in landscaping walls / retaining walls?
14. What about Portable Carport Structures?
15. What is required to install a swimming pool, spa or hot tub in West Richland?
16. What permits are needed for decks and patio covers?
17. I heard that since my remodel project is valued at less than $500 I don’t need a permit. Is this true?
18. What licensing and permits are required of contractors?

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1. Is the Earth Day event cancelled?
2. Will I be charged a late fee for a late utility payment or if I can’t make the payment will my water be shut off?
3. Can I temporarily discontinue commercial utility services?
4. Do I need to complete backflow testing for my home or business?
5. When will irrigation water be available?

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1. What is a cross-connection?
2. What is considered a potential hazard?
3. I want to connect my underground irrigation system to the City potable water in addition to the CID or the KID, what is the proper way to connect to both systems?
4. I am installing an underground sprinkler system utilizing only City potable water. How do I properly connect my underground sprinkler system to the City's potable water?
5. I received a letter from the City notifying me my backflow assembly needs to be tested. Is there a list of certified testers?
6. I am going to disconnect my underground sprinkler system from the City potable water system. How do I properly disconnect from the City's potable water system?
7. What happens if I do not have my backflow device tested?

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1. When do I need to license my dog?

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1. Can’t the City remove the snow they put in my driveway and sidewalk?
2. Why not plow to the center?
3. Can I park my car on the street?
4. Why are residential streets and Cul de Sacs seldom plowed?

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1. Where is the City Administration Office?
2. What if I am late paying my bill?
3. What if I am unable to pay my bill by the due date?
4. Can someone who is not on my account make a payment on my account?
5. Who can the city discuss my account with?
6. My water service has been shutoff, how do I get it turned back on?
7. What happens if I don’t pay my utility bill?
8. How do I pay the same amount each month?
9. Are there any discounts available on my utility rates?
10. What are Cross Connections and BackFlow testing?
11. What do I do if my water consumption seems high?
12. Can I have my services turned off while I am away from home?
13. Can I have my water temporarily disconnected to make a repair?
14. What day is my garbage picked up?
15. Will my garbage be picked up on a holiday?
16. Why was my garbage not picked up?
17. I would like to have another garbage can(s), how do I get one?
18. What do I do if I have not yet received the garbage can I ordered or the can I was told was going to be delivered to me when I set up my service?
19. Where should I put my garbage can(s) on garbage day?
20. Does the lid on my garbage can need to shut all the way?
21. Can I use my own garbage can?
22. How do I dispose of paint and other chemicals?
23. What recycling options are available?
24. What do I need to do to discontinue my service?
25. When will my irrigation service be turned on/off?
26. What if I have a sewer backup?
27. The owner of the property is deceased, what do I need to do?

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1. Do filters require maintenance?
2. How much do filters generally cost?

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1. Are there alternatives to filtration?

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1. Do I need to filter my drinking water?
2. What issues can a home water filter address?
3. How do water filters work?

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1. What is a Shoreline Master Program?
2. What is the Shoreline Management Act?
3. Where does the SMA and the City’s SMP apply?
4. What is the periodic review of the City’s Shoreline Master Program?
5. What laws or rules have been changed since the City’s SMP was last amended?
6. When was the last time the City’s SMP was adopted?
7. Is the public permitted to provide feedback on the proposed amendments to the City’s SMP?