18-077 Corps issues FONSI for City of Driggs water improvement project

Published July 13, 2018
DRIGGS, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on July 11, 2018, for the City of Driggs, Idaho, Water Improvements Project.

The Corps plans to assist the city with upgrades to their water system. The city’s full proposed action includes waterline replacement (for both deepening and increasing capacity), constructing new waterlines to interconnect existing water tanks, replacing solenoid control valves, installing security fences, constructing a tank well pump house, chlorine treatment for ground water sources, booster pumps, generator transfer switches, upgrading Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, telemetry upgrades, acquiring two trailer mounted generators, pressure transmitters, and installing radio transceivers on existing water meters. The Corps is not assisting the city with the entire proposed project.

The Corps and the city have agreed the Corps would provide funding for contract administration, design, construction management, inspection, the purchase of telemetry equipment and programming, as-built water system maps along with survey and GIS equipment, and improvements to the city’s existing Valley Center and Teton Creek Wells. The Corps participation in this project is authorized under Section 595 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.

A public review and comment period was conducted June 14-28, 2018. All information and comments submitted are included in the public record. The Corps’ signed FONSI, EA and related documents are available on the Walla Walla District website at www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Compliance.

If you have questions, call the Corps’ Environmental Coordinator at 509-527-7256.

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Release no. 18-077