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DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit for City of Boise project

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit for a mobile water treatment and demonstration facility to be used by the City of Boise at their Lander Street Water Renewal Facility in Ada County.

The city is partnering with the Pima County Arizona Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department for a Direct Potable Reuse Pilot and Demonstration Project. The project will showcase technology required to produce purified water from municipal recycled water for potable use and provide the public with information on the options and capability for using the purified water.

The draft permit authorizes the city to operate the mobile facility for a 15-day period. The facility has a reclaimed water permit through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality since October 2017, and Arizona operators will assist city operators with the project.

The draft permit specifies extensive monitoring requirements and standards that the water must meet prior to use.

Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted through August 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. MDT.

The draft permit and staff analysis are available for public review at DEQ’s Boise Regional Office and on DEQ’s website (download at right).

Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:

Valerie A. Greear
DEQ Boise Regional Office
1445 N. Orchard
Boise, ID 83706

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Water Quality Engineer
Valerie Greear
DEQ Boise Regional Office
1445 N. Orchard St.
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0550

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