Nampa must make improvements to our wastewater treatment and disposal
facility in order to meet the new federal permit requirements. Funding the
needed improvements will require increasing sewer rates for all Nampa residents,
businesses and industries.
Nampa currently discharges its treated wastewater into Indian Creek.
Disposing treated wastewater into United States waterways such as Indian Creek
is regulated by the federal Clean Water Act and requires the City of Nampa to
have a permit. This permit is called a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES) permit. A new NPDES permit should be issued to the City by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every five years.
Nampa expects to receive its next NPDES permit in 2014. The new permit will
require Nampa to meet higher standards for treating its wastewater, including a
higher level of phosphorus removal.
In order to meet these new regulations, Nampa will need to upgrade its
wastewater treatment and disposal system. The City has been working with
engineering and financial experts and the community over the past several years
to determine how to best upgrade Nampa's wastewater treatment and disposal
Gathering public input has resulted in a recommendation to improve Nampa's
wastewater treatment facility in two phases:
If you have questions or comments, please call 468-5441 or email