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Don't Dump That Old Couch In A Canal

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Pioneer Irrigation District
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Mark Zirschky, Pioneer Irrigation District water superintendent, clears trash and debris from a weed rack on a small PID canal in Canyon County.

TVs, tires, mattresses, even a recliner — all these items, and lots and lots of trash, are dumped into canals and ditches around the Treasure Valley. Sometimes it’s grass clippings or tree limbs that are dumped, which can clog the water flow. The Treasure Valley Water Users Association says it’s a growing problem.

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