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Thursday, April 2, 2015 Free Press Page 9 continued from page 1 cat Lake's treatment facility, it allowed it to fill West Medical Lake with reclamation water in February. "We normally wait to fill West Medical Lake because lake is usually full from the winter runoff," Cooper said. "We won't normally fill it until April or May. The lake seems to be doing good at the moment. The rains have helped out a lot." "We did not have a lot of snow run- off from the winter and the ground has soaked up a lot of the rain that came down in our area." Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman Cooper said he would like to see more moisture in the lakes and ponds in the next few months: "Having more moisture will help with the potable water system," Cooper said." Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman said the drier winter also had little affect on the storm water output Cheney's wastewater treatment received. The facility collects wastewater from 40 miles of mains, 850 manholes and two lift stations. It discharges its influent into 100 acres of wetlands to soak up the phosphorus before it is redistributed. "We did not have a lot of snow runoff from the winter and the ground has soaked up a lot of the rain that came down in our area," Ableman said. "There are really no issues for us because we did not have a lot of snow removal." Ableman added that the mild winter and nicer weather helped maintain the facility's equipment.• Dan Ferguson, wastewater treatment supervisor said the city's student population affects the plant's flow. "Being a university town, our flows double when the students are here," Ferguson said. "It goes back down during spring. Our schedule is predictable but Mother Nature is unpredictable." Like Cheney and Medical Lake, Airway Heights' water reclamation plant, which uses 100,000 gallons of reclaimed water for irrigation purposes for resi- dential areas and city parks, was not affected by the mild winter. City Manager Albert Tripp said the facility's system is fairly new and does not treata lot of storm water. "If our system was older it might have affected it," Tripp said. "Just a surge of storm water tends to increase the cost of treatment." Although it's too early to tell what the water out- look will be for the summer, cities are planning for the months ahead. The West Plains is encircled in a basin and with no surface runoff, its water comes from precipitation. "What hits the ground goes into the aquifer," Medi- cal Lake City Administrator Doug Ross said. Last August Cheney imposed mandatory water restrictions. Ableman said the city will be ready to pump water from its wells if the warmer weather comes sooner than expected. Tripp said Airway Heights is also preparing for the summer months. Medical Lake imposed water restrictions in the "It depends when the warm weath- er hits. If the warm weather hits in May or June, then things get dicey." Medical Lake Public Works Director Doug Ross summer. Ross, who is also planning ahead, said he would have a better look at the water situation in the next few months. "It depends when the warm weather hits," Ross said. "If the warm weather hits in May or June, then things get dicey." Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com. Free tax help through April 11 In partnership with the Internal Revenue Service the AARP Free Taxaide service is once again open at the Cheney Library. Over 10 volunteers have been IRS- certified to assist taxpayers with their taxes including the Affordable Care Act. The tax site will be open until April 11. 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