DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for Garden Valley School District
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
BOISE COUNTY - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for the Garden Valley School District in Boise County.
The permit authorizes the district to continue operating a wastewater treatment facility and reuse system for another 10 years. It allows recycled water to be used to irrigate the school's football field during the growing season.
As part of the permitting process, the district 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 April 11, 2019, 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