Upgrades to the city of Post Falls Water Reclamation Plant will save the city almost 1,300,000kW-hr and $80,000 a year. The energy savings is equal to the total annual power needs of over 100 homes or annual lighting needs of 1,000 residences.
DEQ's Grants and Loans Program conducted a kaizen in May 2016 to streamline environmental reviews and reduce applicant costs. Since then, the program and its grant and loan recipients have seen a successful impact on the application process for DEQ-funded water and wastewater projects.
Upgrades to the city of Nampa wastewater treatment plant include a biological system for phosphorus removal, saving an equivalent of $7 million over a 20-year period as compared to any other alternative evaluated.