Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee


Representing the City of Pullman, City of Moscow, Washington State University, University of Idaho, Whitman County, and Latah County. While not a formal member, since 2006 the City of Palouse has contributed funding toward the administration of the committee.


3rd Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.

During odd months the meetings are scheduled in the Jacks Creek Meeting Room at the U of I Facilities Management Building, and during even months in Pullman City Hall Large Conference Room.


The common water supply serving the western portion of Latah County, Idaho in the general vicinity of Moscow, and the eastern portion of Whitman County, Washington in the general vicinity of Pullman (referred to as the Palouse Basin Aquifer), is an important regional concern and maintaining and conserving that resource is of critical importance to each member of this committee. The committee deems it to be in the public interest to work jointly and cooperatively on water resource problems and issues, while maintaining a consideration of the benefits of growth activity and economic development.


To ensure a long-term, quality water supply for the Palouse Basin region.

City of Pullman Representatives

Eileen Macoll, Councilmember

Kevin Gardes, Public Works Director

Alternate: Cara Haley, City Engineer

Administrative Liaison

City of Pullman Public Works Director