DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for Idaho State Correctional Center
Thursday, August 10, 2017
KUNA - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for the Idaho State Correctional Center in Ada County.
The permit authorizes the Idaho State Correctional Center to continue operating a wastewater treatment and reuse facility for another 10 years. It allows treated recycled water to be used to irrigate crops during the growing season.
As part of the permitting process, the Idaho State Correctional Center 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 September 11, 2017, 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: