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DEQ seeks comment on draft wastewater reuse permit for Avimor Water Reclamation Company

June 15, 2022

Contact: Dan Smith, Water Quality Engineer,

BOISE – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a draft wastewater reuse permit for Avimor Water Reclamation Company.

The facility owns and operates a private municipal wastewater treatment plant and municipal Class B recycled water reuse facilities in the Avimor Planned Community, approximately ten miles north of the city of Eagle, Idaho. In 2020, the facility reused approximately 23.6 million gallons of recycled water on approximately 22 acres of landscaped common areas interspersed within the community, along with rapid infiltration basins during the winter non-growing season.

The draft permit would continue the limits and monitoring established during permit M-211-03. It would also increase the allowable hydraulic loading rate to the rapid infiltration basins, which would allow the facility to operate at the basins’ original design capacity as opposed to the reduced capacity required by previous permits as a safety factor for a new treatment system.

The draft permit also establishes monitoring requirements, limits on nutrient and hydraulic loading, and conditions established by DEQ to protect public health and the environment. As part of the permitting process, the facility was required to show that its operation would not cause public health or environmental concerns.

The draft permit is available for public review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 North Hilton Street), DEQ’s Boise Regional Office (1445 North Orchard Street), and on DEQ’s Public Comment Opportunities page. Written comments will be accepted through July 15, 2022, at 5 pm MST. Submit comments electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or email to:

Dan Smith
Water Quality Engineer
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
1445 North Orchard St., Boise, Idaho 83706

Related Documents
Draft permit
Staff analysis

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