PODCAST: Western Water Challenges: Collaboration & Leadership from Washington State

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Welcome back to Season 2 of A Voice for Rural America! In this episode, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) is joined by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton, Kennewick Irrigation District Manager Chuck Freeman, and Greater Wenatchee Irrigation District Manager Craig Gyselinck to discuss the challenges and opportunities stemming from federal water […]

Camille Touton Sworn In as Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov “As the Interior Department continues to lead the Biden-Harris administration’s all-of-government approach to addressing the worsening drought crisis, Camille’s steady leadership, collaborative spirit, and deep knowledge of America’s natural resources will help ensure that we can meet the challenges of the moment,” said Secretary Haaland. “Camille’s water management experience will […]

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Exciting news! Santa is going to visit the Kennewick Irrigation District! Our drive through event went so well last year, Santa just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hand out all new gifts and greet all of the children once again.   Wednesday, December 8th from 2-4pm Thursday, December 9th from 3-5pm   Kennewick Irrigation […]

Career Opportunity: Comptroller/Treasurer

  The Kennewick Irrigation District is currently seeking an experienced Comptroller/Treasurer. Salary Range |$109,992 – $143,640 per year, DOQ General Summary | The Comptroller/Treasurer position is the department head for the Finance Department, which currently includes the financial and accounting division and customer service. This position consists of two distinct but complementary roles. The Comptroller […]

Newhouse Applauds Kennewick Irrigation District Title Transfer

September 17, 2021 Press Release Transfer supports local management of water supplies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has transmitted official congressional notification of the proposed conveyance of title to the Kennewick Irrigation District (KID). He released the following statement in support of the title transfer: “Communities […]

Newhouse Announces Water Conservation Project Funding for Central Washington Irrigation Districts

September 2, 2021 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) applauded the announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation of three Central Washington irrigation district projects that have been selected to receive federal Small Scale Water Efficiency Grants. These grants, which are part of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART program, aim to help water entities across […]

Inslee declares drought emergency for vast majority of Washington, says this is ‘summer of climate change’

Inslee declares drought emergency for vast majority of Washington, says this is ‘summer of climate change’ By Nico Portuondo nicop@spokesman.com(509) 459-5140 Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency Wednesday for the vast majority of Washington and said that the historic dry spell is being made worse by climate change. “We have to recognize this, this wave […]

Grass Clippings Clogging Filters

These hot summer months produce a lot of algae in our canal system, which we treat with a variety of herbicides. One thing we can’t treat, however, is grass clippings. Recently we’ve taken several calls regarding grass clippings being found in our customers’ filters. If you happen to live near or on our canal system, […]

July is Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month! Smart Irrigation Month was an initiative kick started by the Irrigation Association with the aim of educating individuals regarding the benefits of smart irrigation technologies, products, and services. Amongst many examples of water wastage, one is directly associated with sprinklers — people turn on sprinklers but forget to turn them […]