DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for city of Richfield
Monday, April 16, 2018
TWIN FALLS - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for the city of Richfield in Lincoln County.
The permit authorizes the city to continue operating a wastewater treatment facility and reuse system for another 10 years. It allows recycled water to be used to irrigate agricultural crops not for direct human consumption 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 May 16, 2018, at 5 p.m. MDT.
The draft permit and staff analysis are available for public review at DEQ’s Twin Falls Regional Office and on DEQ’s website (download at right).
Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301