Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

11/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/08/2018 17:12

November 08, 2018 DEQ seeks comment on draft wastewater reuse permit renewal for city of Georgetown Comments will be accepted through December 10, 2018.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

GEORGETOWN - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft wastewater reuse permit renewal for the city of Georgetown in Bear Lake County.

The permit authorizes the city to continue operating a wastewater treatment facility and reuse system for another five years. It allows treated wastewater to be used to irrigate alfalfa and other grains 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 10, 2018, 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:

Scott MacDonald
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, ID 83201
Email: [email protected]