Comments due April 19 on DEQ funding for Stites, Kooskia, Elk City

Public comment is due April 19 on proposed plans by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to fund wastewater and drinking water construction projects – three of which are located in Idaho County — in fiscal year 2017.

Elk City

Through the State of Idaho Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the Elk City Water and Sewer Association is proposing a $3.750 million project to repair or replace collection lines, replace lift station, rehabilitate lagoons, implement tertiary treatment process and purchase land. Of the 14 proposed projects, the association ranks first for DEQ priority in funding.

Stites

The City of Stites is seeking a $40,155 DEQ Drinking Water Planning Grant for a total $80,310 project to address a lack of redundancy, and deficiencies in supply, storage and distribution. Of the 17 project requests, Stites ranks third in DEQ priority.

Kooskia

The City of Kooskia seeks a $20,000 DEQ Wastewater Planning Grant for a total $40,000 project to study infiltration/inflow problems, and address new NPDES permit requirements. Of 20 proposed projects, Kooskia ranks 16 in DEQ priority.

Final proposed rankings will be submitted to the Board of Environmental Quality for approval at its May meeting. View lists online at:

http://www.deq.idaho.gov .

Submit comments on DEQ’s website or by mail, fax, or e-mail to Tim Wendland, Water Quality Division, DEQ State Office, 1410 N. Hilton, Boise, ID 83706; Fax: (208) 373-0576; tim.wendland@deq.idaho.gov .

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