CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
State Park applying for grant to
improve water system
State Park is applying for a Recreational Vehicle Grant to improve the water system
area. This grant, if approved, would help drill a well at
to replace the surface water treatment system, or if a well is
unfeasible, upgrade the current system to meet all requirements of
the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.
The requested grant would total $250,000 and
provide either designs and engineering to determine if a new well is
feasible or improvements to the current system, a pump house and
connections to the current water system.
The current system takes over $10,000 to
operate during the five months that drinking water is offered at
Repeated failures of the system, age of the current system, costs
per year and the possibility of allowing contaminated water to be
used are the reasons for the grant application.
Further information can be obtained by calling
Dworshak State Park Assistant Manager Charlie Chase at
According to Chase, it now easier for the
public to get the parks department annual passes, good for day use
entry at all Idaho State Parks. Annual passes are now
Street, or by mail by calling
State Park at
208-476-5994. Cost is $40
for the first pass and $15 for the second.