Long-term Planning for Sustainable Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Wellpinit, Washington, for the Spokane Tribe of Indians (2013) describes a year-long Smart Growth Implementation Assistance project with the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
The Spokane Tribe, like many tribes and rural communities across the country, faces challenges related to providing clean and safe drinking water and wastewater services. The tribe initiated a long-term planning process for a water and wastewater infrastructure system that can meet future demand and support the tribe’s goals to add compact, mixed-use development in the town of Wellpinit.
By adding new housing and businesses to an area of the reservation with existing infrastructure, the tribe will be able to preserve open space to protect natural resources and habitats, create a walkable community with access to more transportation options, and encourage new economic development.
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