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  • SRF-Funded Energy-Efficient Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Saves Town Over $300,000 a Year
    SRF-Funded Energy-Efficient Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Saves Town Over $300,000 a Year
    Upgrades to the City of Fruitland wastewater treatment plant will save the city almost 3,090,600 kilowatt-hours and $300,000 per year. The 2015 upgrades were made possible with a low-interest loan from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality State Revolving Fund (SRF).
  • DEQ names Michael McCurdy as new Waste Management and Remediation Division Administrator
    DEQ names Michael McCurdy as new Waste Management and Remediation Division Administrator
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Director John Tippets has named Michael McCurdy as the new Waste Management and Remediation Division Administrator.
  • DEQ Provides Funding Opportunities for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
    DEQ Provides Funding Opportunities for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
    Each year, DEQ provides funding opportunities, in the form of grants or loans, to certain eligible drinking water and wastewater systems that are contributing to public health issues. These funds can be used to improve water quality or address infrastructure challenges.
  • September is Pollution Prevention Month
    Each September, DEQ celebrates Pollution Prevention Month. During this time, we remind Idaho citizens, businesses, and local governments of the steps that they can take to reduce pollution and to protect our air, water, and overall quality of life. The best way to reduce waste and other pollution is to avoid producing it in the first place.
  • IPDES Program submits application to EPA
    IPDES Program submits application to EPA
    On August 31, DEQ submitted the Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) Program application to EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran. This application provides EPA with the materials to determine if DEQ should become the delegated authority to write and enforce National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits in Idaho.