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DEQ awards $85,500 to the city of White Bird, Idaho County

Friday, January 26, 2018

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of $85,500 of drinking water emergency funds to the city of White Bird in Idaho County.

The funding will be used to investigate the cause of the drinking water system’s depressurization and make a distribution system repair to fix the proximate cause of the depressurization. Costs to fill and flush the system are also considered eligible.

DEQ is authorized by state law to make loans to assist in the construction of public drinking water systems.  Because this project qualified for emergency funding under DEQ’s criteria for an emergency Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan, the entire loan is being forgiven. This represents a total savings of $111,700 to the community when compared to average costs for municipal general obligation debt issuances.

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Loan Programs Coordinator
MaryAnna Peavey
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0122

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