The Dixie Drain Phosphorous Removal Facility Officially Opens on Wednesday!

Published on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 17:12
Dixie Drain Phosphorous

T-O was involved in working on diversion channels, erosion control and other miscellaneous civil design and surveying work for the contractor of the Dixie Drain Phosphorous Removal Facility in Parma, Idaho which officially opens on Wednesday. This is a project over nine years in the making, in which city officials, congressional leaders and environmental groups have been working together to make this project come to fruition. The facility will improve water quality by filtering phosphorus-rich water from ground and surface water before it reenters the Boise River, thus lowering phosphorus levels in the river. The facility has the ability to process and treat about 135 million gallons per day. With the two feet of sediment left over from the filtering process and that is expected to build up within the year, the plant is looking at the possibility of reusing the byproduct as topsoil in efforts to give back to the environment in more ways than one. We were thankful to be a part of this great project and excited to witness the environmental improvements in the years to come.