Cascade Water Alliance asks customers to curtail water use

August 11, 2015

NEW — 11:40 a.m. Aug. 11, 2015

The Cascade Water Alliance joined Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Water and the city of Everett in asking residents and businesses to voluntarily curtail their water use.

“We are asking residents and businesses to cut their water use by at least 10 percent,” said Chuck Clarke, Cascade CEO, in a news release.

Cascade and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer districts, get their drinking water from the Seattle water supply.

Historic low river levels, combined with record-setting hot and dry weather have significantly increased the demand for water. These reductions in water use will help the region further maximize its water supply for people and fish. Read more

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Non-residents now expected to pay Issaquah recreation fees

January 27, 2015

As is done in what officials said are numerous Eastside cities, non-Issaquah residents will soon be paying additional fees for city recreation and parks programs.

The new non-resident fees will take effect in February. If you live outside of Issaquah city limits, but use Issaquah recreation programs, you can expect to pay about 20 percent more than residents.

The city states the non-resident rate ensures families living outside of Issaquah contribute to services on an equal basis with residents who pay city taxes.

Additionally, daily drop-in fees for the Issaquah Community Center and the Julius Boehm Pool, when it reopens, will increase by $1. Read more

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Issaquah named one of state’s best places to retire

February 25, 2014

Issaquah is one of the state’s best places to settle down for retirement, according to GangsAway!, a retirement planning website.

In light of the fervor surrounding the Seattle Seahawks, website founder Moira McGarvey took a look at some of the Pacific Northwest’s top retirement locations in an article on the Huffington Post Post50 platform.

McGarvey described Issaquah as one of the top choices because it’s “affordable, close to Seattle, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.”

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