City of Nampa

Posted on: January 17, 2017

City begins recruiting community members to evaluate long-term sewer upgrades

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The city of Nampa is recruiting citizens to serve on an advisory group that will evaluate options to upgrade the City’s wastewater system, meet regulatory requirements and prepare for the future.  The group is expected to meet for the first time in this month.

Group members will commit to approximately six meetings over a one-year period. During the year, public works staff will provide detailed education about wastewater and Nampa’s sewer system.

In Nampa, over 10 million gallons of wastewater are generated per day from toilets, dishwashers, manufacturing and other sources. The water is treated at the City’s plant and discharged into Indian Creek.

“This is an important process as we weigh the needs and mandates along with the costs to implement these wastewater upgrades, and I hope we have a good mix of volunteers who want to participate,” Nampa Mayor Bob Henry said.

In 2011 City leaders began working with an advisory group of Nampa citizens, industries and wastewater experts to determine possible ways to upgrade the City’s sewer system and reduce pollution. This process resulted in a recommendation to improve Nampa’s wastewater treatment facility in multiple phases. The first phase is expected to be completed in 2019.

The second phase is expected to require more extensive, long-term improvements. The new Nampa Wastewater Advisory Group will discuss options for the second phase.

“We are looking for a team that represents all aspects of Nampa’s community: residents, businesses, leaders, minorities, young and old, schools and churches, small businesses and major industries, high and low income,” Public Works Director Michael Fuss said.

Interested community members are encouraged to send an email to mayor@cityofnampa.us or call Brittany at 468-5401 to sign up to join the advisory group.

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