The Nampa Wastewater Advisory Group will meet today to discuss plans for the city’s upcoming wastewater upgrade. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. The public is welcome to attend.
The meeting will focus on results from the ongoing cost-of-service rate study, which will determine any needed rate increases and how those increases may be distributed among various customer groups.
Over the next several months, Nampa will continue to explore options for funding the upcoming sewer upgrade. The upgrade includes adding new processes to the city’s treatment plant to meet current state and federal regulations. The city also will replace aging equipment at the plant.
Nampa’s wastewater plant was built in the 1950s and has not undergone major upgrades since the 1980s. In addition, new state and federal regulations are requiring the city to lower the phosphorus and temperature levels of its treated wastewater over the next several years.
The city has opted for a “phased” approach to the upgrades based on community input. Phase I is nearly completed. Phases II and III will be implemented over the next 10 to 15 years.
The Nampa Wastewater Advisory Group includes a wide range of community members who committed to work closely with the Nampa Public Works Department and technical experts in 2017 and 2018. Summaries of past meetings, technical presentations and other background materials are posted for public review at www.cityofnampa.org/wastewater.
Questions about the wastewater upgrade can be submitted anytime to Nate Runyan at (208) 468-5840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.