DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for Cave Bay Community Services
Friday, June 08, 2018
COEUR D'ALENE - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for Cave Bay Community Services (CBCS) in Kootenai County.
The permit authorizes CBCS to continue operating a wastewater treatment facility and reuse system for another 10 years. It allows recycled water to be used to irrigate approximately 7 acres of forested land during the growing season.
As part of the permitting process, CBCS is required to show how it will address public health and environmental concerns, including methods of preventing surface and ground water contamination.
The draft permit specifies buffer zones around the irrigation site, hydraulic and nutrient loading rates, operating practices, and monitoring requirements established by DEQ to protect public health and the environment.
Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted through July 9, 2018, at 5 p.m. PDT.
The draft permit and staff analysis are available for public review at DEQ’s Coeur d'Alene Regional Office and on DEQ’s website (download at right).
Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:
DEQ Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814