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DEQ awards $169,600 in planning grants to Panorama Hills Water Company, Moore Water and Sewer Association, Inc., and cities of Notus, Paul, Rupert, and Ririe

December 3, 2021

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of six planning grants to Panorama Hills Water Company, Moore Water and Sewer Association, Inc., and cities of Notus, Paul, Rupert, and Ririe, to assist with drinking water and wastewater facility planning studies.

Panorama Hills Water Company was awarded a drinking water planning grant for $15,000 to prepare a drinking water planning study to evaluate the current drinking water system’s deficiencies and identify any needed improvements. The total eligible cost of the project is $30,000 and the remaining $15,000 will be funded by Panorama Hills Water Company.

The city of Notus in Canyon County was awarded a drinking water planning grant for $25,000 to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental review to evaluate the water system’s deficiencies and identify necessary improvements. The total eligible cost of the project is $50,000 and the remaining $25,000 will be funded by the city.

Moore Water and Sewer Association, Inc. was awarded a wastewater planning grant for $20,600 to prepare a wastewater planning study to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements. The total eligible costs of the project is $41,200 and the remaining $20,600 will be funded by Moore Water and Sewer Association, Inc.

The city of Paul in Minidoka County was awarded a wastewater planning grant for $25,000 to prepare a wastewater planning study and environmental review to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements. The total eligible cost of the project is $50,000 and the remaining $25,000 will be funded by the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

The city of Ririe in Jefferson County was awarded a wastewater planning grant for $34,000 to prepare a wastewater planning study and environmental review to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements. The total eligible cost of the project is $68,000  and the remaining $34,000 will be funded by the city of Ririe and the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

The city of Rupert in Minidoka County was awarded a wastewater planning grant for $50,000 to prepare a wastewater planning study to evaluate the current wastewater system and develop alternatives for any needed improvements. The total eligible cost of the project is $100,000 and the remaining $50,000 will be funded by the city.

DEQ’s Planning Grant Program provides assistance to eligible wastewater and drinking water systems. These grants are used to develop engineering reports identifying the most cost-effective, environmentally sound method of upgrading a system to achieve and maintain compliance with state and federal standards. Grants cover up to 50% of eligible planning costs, with the remaining cost is the grant recipient’s responsibility.

For more information about DEQ’s Planning Grant Program and to learn more about this year’s grant recipients, go to DEQ’s Facility Planning Grants page.

Staff Contact
MaryAnna Peavey
Grants and Loans Bureau Chief
MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov

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