DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for Idaho Supreme Potatoes
Monday, July 08, 2019
FIRTH- The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for Idaho Supreme Potatoes in Bingham County.
The permit authorizes the company to continue operating a wastewater treatment facility and reuse system for another five years. It allows recycled water to be used to irrigate fodder crops during the growing season.
As part of the permitting process, the company 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 August 07, 2019, at 5 p.m. MDT.
The draft permit and staff analysis are available for public review at DEQ’s state office and on DEQ’s website (download at right).
Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, ID 83201