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DEQ awards nearly $270,000 to four drinking water and wastewater systems across Idaho 

February 2, 2024

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

BOISE – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a $267,500 to four drinking water and wastewater systems to help the facilities evaluate system deficiencies and determine necessary upgrades. The funding was made available through Governor Brad Little’s Leading Idaho initiative.  

“Families, farmers, ranchers, and all Idaho residents rely on clean, efficient water and wastewater systems. These systems are not only a crucial part of our way of life, but our economy as well. Funding for these projects from my Leading Idaho plan aims to ensure that Idaho residents – especially those in our rural communities – can depend on our water and wastewater infrastructure for generations to come,” said Idaho Governor Brad Little. 

City of Horseshoe Bend – The city of Horseshoe Bend in Boise County was awarded $25,000 to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental review to evaluate the current drinking water system and identify needed improvements. The total project cost is $50,000, and the remaining $25,000 will be funded by the city. 

City of Marsing – The city of Marsing in Owyhee County was awarded $40,000 to prepare a wastewater planning study to evaluate the current wastewater system and identify needed improvements. The total project cost is $80,000, and the remaining $40,000 will be funded by the city. 

City of Nampa – The city of Nampa in Canyon County was awarded $162,500 to prepare a wastewater planning study to evaluate the current wastewater system and identify needed improvements. The total project cost is $325,000, and the remaining $162,500 will be funded by the city. 

City of Tetonia – The city of Tetonia in Teton County was awarded $40,000 to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental review to evaluate the current drinking water system and identify needed improvements. The total project cost is $80,000, and the remaining $40,000 will be funded by the city. 

Background 

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. 

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