Tri-Cities Drinking Water From The Columbia River?

New Toxic Water Issues Arise


Recently their was toxic algae found in the Columbia River. When two dogs drank from the Columbia River slowly afterwards they died.  It was discovered the dogs drank from the Columbia River in Richland.  Officials with Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and West Richland are ensuring the community that our drinking water is safe. They shut down the Columbia River shoreline but it appears to be still sticking around.

NBC rightnow states ¨Because the river is a source for our drinking water supply in the Tri-Cities, upon reports from the BFHD of the presence of toxic algae detected along the shorelines of the Columbia River, each City with treatment plants utilizing the Columbia River as a source (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland) immediately took measures to perform further testing of the water arriving at the treatment plant as well as the finished water after treatment.¨