Algae Bloom

Here is a behind the scenes look at one of the challenges we battle during the hot summer months. The district spends over $330,000 per year just in chemicals to control algae growth. Once the treatment is completed, it breaks apart the algae causing it to flow down to the weed screens (as pictured). This […]

Pipeline Improvement Projects

Buried pipelines are an important component to the irrigation system that delivers water to our customers. Our pipeline replacement projects provide customers with reduced outages and more consistent water pressure. Kennewick Irrigation District

Rocks found in our canals

These large rocks were found in one of our canals, stacked as though someone was trying to create a dam in the middle of the canal. As our vegetation management team has been treating the canal, algae has broken off and drifted down the canal and attached to the rocks. The rocks and algae became […]

Amon Basin MOU

Today during the KID Board Meeting, KID entered into an agreement with the Tapteal Greenway, the Lower Columbia Audubon Society, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to promote open channels of communication between the groups regarding the management of activities within the Amon Basin. The Amon Basin contains numerous resources that are important […]

Copper canal treatment

Today our Vegetation Management team treated the Badger East and West Canal with a copper treatment. During the hot summer months algae growth can begin to clog filters. This Copper Treatment helps to decrease the presence of algae in our canals. For more information on how to clean you filters/screens watch our helpful videos at: https://www.kid.org/your-kid/news-center/helpful-videos/ […]

Canal Safety

As temperatures rise this summer we want to remind you that canals are not for play- stay away! Child safety continues to be a community concern. Together we can prevent a tragedy. This photo was take 4/13/18 The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation provides irrigation districts with safety and drowning prevention coloring books for children. Please […]

Wise Water Wednesday

Here’s our Wise Water Wednesday tip of the day: For more information on ways to conserve water visit: https://www.kid.org/your-kid/drought-information-2/ Kennewick Irrigation District

Metaline Avenue Construction Update

KID crews are nearing completion of the new transmission line installation at W. Metaline Avenue in Kennewick. This project is in conjunction with the City of Kennewick’s planned improvements to Metaline Avenue. The remaining work to be completed by KID is installing the customer connections along the street front. KID’s portion of the Metaline project […]

Tips to help keep your water flowing

If you are experiencing low or no water pressure it could be the result of a dirty screen. Algae growth can clog filters, be sure to clean your filters and screens early and often during the water season. Informational how-to videos are available on our website: https://www.kid.org/your-kid/news-center/helpful-videos/ If you clean your filter/screen and are still experiencing […]

Algae growth can clog filters, be sure to clean your filters and screens early and often

If you are experiencing low or no water pressure it could be the result of a dirty screen. Algae growth can clog filters, be sure to clean your filters and screens early and often during the water season. Informational how-to videos are available on our website: https://www.kid.org/your-kid/news-center/helpful-videos/ If you clean your filter/screen and are still experiencing […]