Sandpoint Wastewater Outfall Station

Water Quality Monitoring Station

Pend Oreille River

Status – No Known Issues

Citizen Scientist(s): Tim French

Adjacent to Memorial Field in Sandpoint, the Sandpoint Wastewater Outfall location is the first station we sample at on the Pend Oreille River and is located in Bonner County.

Samples are collected upstream of what is called “the mixing zone”, where treated wastewater and river water mix. Samples are collected outside the mixing zone to determine if wastewater operations are impacting water quality.

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Laboratory analysis of water samples are very expensive totalling about $1,000 per station per field season. Your donation helps cover the costs of collecting & analyzing water samples.

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