TUCSON, Ariz. - Pima County's AZ Pure Water Brew team is heading to Idaho to help one city produce purified water.
From August 26-31st, the team will help the City of Boise pilot its own pure water project. During the week-long visit, Pima County's team will help operators in Idaho learn to run the mobile purification unit and share other resources to allow the project's success.
The City of Boise and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality are focused on showing residents that municipally treated reuse water can meet drinking water standards. That is why the AZ Pure Water Brew team is heading to the state to help after a successful year-long campaign in 2017.
The success provided a way for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to lift the prohibition on potable reuse in the state.
The team from Arizona used the days leading up to the departure to prepare a truck that will help in the project.The unit, which produces nearly three gallons per minute, will produce about 5,000 gallons of direct potable reuse water to fuel Boise's Pure Water project.
A University of Arizona team will also be present to document the virus removal performance of the system.
To keep up with the efforts in Boise, click here for daily updates.