After several years of focus groups, community forums, surveys, and stakeholder meetings to address the city’s water issues, the Boise City Council has approved moving forward with the Water Renewal Utility Plan. This plan will upgrade the city’s wastewater system to better adapt to a growing population and climate change.
Boise’s wastewater system was first constructed in the 1940s, when fewer than 30,000 people lived in Boise. Today, the wastewater department has had to do manage the demand of over 7 times that population with outdated equipment and systems.
The Boise wastewater system must be upgraded, it’s no longer a question. As more people join the community, it’s only fair that future residents can be counted on to share the cost of that growth. We encourage Boise residents to vote YES on the water renewal bond on November 2, which guarantees gradual, predictable increases over twenty years and both current and future Boiseans.