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DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for city of Potlatch

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

POTLATCH - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for the city of Potlatch in Latah County.

The permit authorizes the city to continue operating a wastewater treatment facility and reuse system for another eight years. It allows recycled water to be used to irrigate grass hay and native forest during the growing season.

As part of the permitting process, the city 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 March 8, 2018, at 5 p.m. MST.

The draft permit and staff analysis are available for public review at DEQ’s Lewiston Office and on DEQ’s website (download at right).

Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:

Nicolas Hiebert
DEQ Lewiston Regional Office
1118 F St.
Lewiston, ID 83501

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Staff Engineer
Nicolas Hiebert, P.E.
DEQ Lewiston Regional Office
1118 "F" St.
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 799-4370

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