The Idaho Board of Environmental Quality will have a new member at its November 14-15 meeting. Jacobs Boise vice president Mark Bowen will replace The Amalgamated Sugar Company's John McCreedy as the board's multimedia representative with knowledge of air, water, and solid waste issues.
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.