Twin Falls Forms New Committee To Look At Wastewater Infrastructure


By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV/KTWT-TV) "This is an amazing plant, they have a lot of process that they're going through and it's complicated so it's interesting to get some education on it," said Twin Falls resident Don Acheson

Don Acheson is one of the 36 members of a brand new citizen’s advisory committee for wastewater and water.

"The City of Twin Falls can't grow much larger than it is right now until we resolve these issues, so what this committee will do is look at all of the different options," said Twin Falls Public Information Officer Josh Palmer.

Those are options for a growing city. And growing means added demand. However that could be a problem for Twin Falls in the future.

"The committee has a pretty big challenge ahead of them. And that is to find out how it wants to address the wastewater and water short falls that we currently face right now,” said Josh Palmer.

Officials tell us that facilities like these are outdated. Citizens are touring the facility to see for themselves.

"Go through some of the challenges that we're facing down here at the wastewater treatment plant, capacity issues, answer any questions they have to get them kind of up to speed on what we're deal with," said Shawn Moffitt, Project Manager at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Answering questions for an uncertain future. But community members like Don Acheson are soaking all of the information in. The committee will begin making recommendations to the city on how to move forward.

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