Water Reclamation Division
2002 W. Seltice Way. 773-1438
Post Falls Collection System consists of 31 lift stations fed by 133.6 miles of sanitary sewer. The system also consists of 24.05 miles of force mains to transport the waste to the treatment plant.
Waste Treatment Plant
The plant came on line in 1985 and has continued to expand to the present day capacity of 3.2 million gallons per day. In 2000 a consultant was hired to do a Comprehensive Sewage Facility Plan. Over 32 million in expansion and upgrades are planned in the next 9 years to meet growth and regulation changes. View the City of Post Falls Wastewater Master Plan
||Don Ellis Jr.
||Ph: (208) 773-1438
|Sr. Lab Tech
|Industrial Pretreat Coor.
Water Reclamation Division Staff
Rate Increase due to EPA Requirements:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required Idaho municipalities to reduce the levels of oxygen demanding substances and total phosphorus in the treated effluent discharged into the Spokane River. The lower levels of oxygen demanding substances and phosphorus will reduce the amount of algae growth currently present in the Lake Spokane reservoir. The only way to reduce the level of oxygen substances and total phosphorus in treated effluent is to upgrade the City’s wastewater treatment plant to accommodate this mandate. Failure to comply with the EPA requirements will result in a fine of approximately $1,000,000 per month until the mandate is meet. J-U-B Engineers, Inc. has assisted the City of Post Falls to develop a multi-year strategy that will provide stable revenue to meet the total operating and capital costs of providing wastewater service. JUB Sewer Financial Plan and Capitalization Fee excerpt w/ summarized annual revenue requirement.