DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for Mountain Home Air Force Base
Friday, April 21, 2017
MOUNTAIN HOME - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for Mountain Home Air Force Base in Elmore County.
The permit authorizes the base to continue operating a wastewater treatment facility and reuse system located about eight miles southwest of Mountain Home for another 10 years. The facility has been upgraded to produce Class A water for reuse on their golf course during the growing season.
As part of the permitting process, the base 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 May 22, 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:
Valerie A. Greear
DEQ Boise Regional Office
1445 N. Orchard
Boise, ID 83706