DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for city of Rockland
Friday, November 17, 2017
ROCKLAND - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for the city of Rockland in Power County.
The permit authorizes the city to continue operating a wastewater treatment facility and reuse system for another five years. It allows recycled water to be used to irrigate crops 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 December 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. MST.
The draft permit and staff analysis are available for public review at DEQ’s Pocatello Regional Office and on DEQ’s website (download at right).
Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, ID 83201