Pete Vidmar has joined the staff of SPF Water Engineering as a Senior Project Engineer. We are very happy to have him on our team! Pete brings over twenty-five years’ experience in engineering and project management. He has an extensive background in water resource management, streamflow measuring and monitoring, and leading large-scale field investigations. His […]
SPF is pleased to announce that Heather Neace recently joined our firm as an Associate Hydrologist. Heather has been assisting with all aspects of our projects with an emphasis in water quality and soil sampling, well measurements, drill site monitoring , GIS mapping, and data management. Heather graduated with a B.S. in Geoscience, Geology/Earth Science […]
We are always looking for the right people to advance their careers and support our ever-growing team. If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit the following application materials for that position: (1) a cover letter describing your skills and interest, (2) a detailed resume, (3) a list of 3 […]
Holten White has been promoted to Project Engineer at SPF Water Engineering. Holten recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed PE. Holten has over five years of professional experience in general civil design, water and wastewater pumping systems, and pipeline designs. In fulfilling his role at SPF, he really enjoys working […]
Justin Leraris and Kurt Newbry teamed up with Keith Begay and Tony Baltierra from the City of Nampa to represent SPF at the City of Nampa Mayor’s Golf Tournament held on May 3rd at Ridgecrest Golf Club. SPF has been a proud sponsor of the event for the past two years. The Nampa Golf Commission […]
SPF General Manager, Crystal Jensen, was recently elected to serve on the PNWS AWWA Board of Trustees. The section conference, held in Vancouver, Washington, concluded with a banquet event in which the gavel was passed to the new incoming Chair, James Dean with the City of Yakima. Crystal is looking forward to serving on the […]
SPF is excited to welcome Steve Hannula as the newest member of the SPF Water Engineering family. Steve joins SPF as our newest Senior Project Manager. He brings over 20 years of water-resource consulting and project management experience to the organization. Steve will be using his expertise to deliver effective, high-quality, innovative water solutions to […]
Ron Manning has been promoted to Project Manager at SPF Water Engineering. Ron has over eight years of experience in floodplain management, modeling, and risk analysis, as well as municipal water system facility planning, design, and construction services. As a leading Certified Floodplain Manager, Ron has overseen SPF’s floodplain management strategies, working with public entities […]
Crystal Jensen has been promoted to General Manager of SPF Water Engineering. During her 11 years with SPF, Crystal has held various key positions within our organization. She is an active member of Go Lead Idaho and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). She serves on the Southwest Idaho Subsection AWWA board as outgoing vice […]
After relentless hours of testing and calculating the correct speed and maximum allowable turning radius for a successful pond skim, Captain Landsberg presented this successful pond skim producing ample acceptance from the on looking reviewers.
Elmore County officials have been working on a project for a few years now to help restore the levels in the community’s aquifer. Author: Joey Prechtl Published: 6:16 PM MDT April 3, 2019 Updated: 7:31 PM MDT April 3, 2019 ELMORE COUNTY, Idaho Link to Original Article A project, years in the making, is underway […]
SPF assisted teachers from the Adams Elementary School in teaching students about aquatic life and how it is affected by the water chemistry. Pictured here at the Park Center Pond, SPF Geologist Kurt Newbry and students measured the dissolved oxygen levels in the water.
Original Article Here’s how Bogus Basin will make snow – and where its new ‘lake’ will be BY CHADD CRIPE firstname.lastname@example.org September 10, 2018 10:53 PM A snowmaking system would have generated more than $1 million in additional revenue for Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area last season, general manager Brad Wilson said. It’s winters like […]
SPF is excited to welcome Kurt Newbry and Holten White to the Lindsay family. Holten White joins SPF Water Engineering as the newest Associate Engineer. At SPF, Holten will be working on water, wastewater, and general civil engineering projects and responsible for assisting project managers and project engineers with design and CAD drafting tasks. Holten […]
It was an exciting holiday season at SPF Water Engineering in Boise, Idaho. Staff members and their families took in an Idaho Steelheads hockey game, held an office potluck (including Ugly Sweater Contest and White Elephant gift exchange, of course), and organized a food drive for Thanksgiving meals. With all of the holiday excitement, there […]
SPF Water Engineering participated in their second Lee Pesky Learning Center Scavenger hunt in September. Proceeds from this fun event go to scholarships for tutoring and special instruction to local area students with learning disabilities. Participants are given a list of clues and tasks to complete throughout downtown Boise. These clues take you to community […]
Find posting on indeed SPF Water Engineering is seeking a highly motivated civil engineer for our Boise office. This individual will be expected to create detailed designs for civil projects, including preparing plans and specifications, site layouts, grading and drainage, utility plans and profiles, and coordinating with CADD/BIM technicians and other disciplines for construction plan […]
SPF and ICD had a blast this weekend on the Lee Pesky Learning Center Scavenger Hunt. Huge turnout and beautiful weather brought great energy to this fun event. Given a list of clues, each guiding you do a different locally-owned downtown Boise business, reminded us of just how lucky we are to live in such a […]
SPF was thrilled to participate in a water series which will launch this week on Boise State Public Radio and NPR’s Fresh Air. The series runs September 19th – September 23rd. We hope you can all tune it! Boise State Web Player
Original Article Here BOISE — It’s not cliche to say water is the lifeblood of Idaho. And nowhere in the state is that more true than in the high-desert, highly-populated region of the Treasure Valley. It’s a commodity that is counted on daily, especially as we get into the summer months. As we keep a […]
Whether you’re a student looking for community service projects or a proud citizens looking for ways to make a difference in our home town, Boise Parks & Recreation has several options available to help you meet your goal. The SPF Water crew are proud participants in the Adopt-a-Park program. We’ve recently adopted Park Center Park right […]
SPF was recently featured in the Idaho Business Review for our park clean-up efforts. See the original article here.
SPF Water Engineering employees recently spent a Saturday morning at Park Center Pond spreading over 30 yards of mulch in conjunction with the Boise Parks and Recreation Adopt-a-Park program. Other on-going activities include graffiti removal, twice monthly trash pick-up and dismantling a dilapidated goose box. SPF Water is dedicated to the community of Boise and the […]
At this morning’s AIC breakfast, SPF co-founder Christian Petrich was part of a panel discussion focused on potential curtailment of junior-priority municipal rights. Other panelists included Chris Bromley and Candice McHugh of McHugh Bromley, and Rob Williams of Williams, Meservy, Lothspeich. The session included an overview of recent water delivery calls and their effect on […]
Our group had a great week visiting with the City of Meridian during their 6th annual Public Works Week. It has been very excited to see this event grow over the years. The week started with a ribbon cutting at the new Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility Administration building and Laboratory. Wednesday evening, the City put together […]
As the City of Meridian celebrates the opening of their new laboratory, administrative office, and operations control center buildings, we are reminded of the amazing team we worked with to help make this project such a success. A special thanks to […]
Peter Cooper is a newly licensed Idaho Water Rights Examiner, bringing the total SPF licensed examiners to five. Peter has already put the license to work for the City of Meridian. Congratulations, Peter!
We are excited to be part of such a special project. Clickhere for link to original article about the Boise Urban Garden grand opening. BOISE — Educating children through gardening and healthy cooking. That is one of the goals of the Boise Urban Garden School or BUGS, which celebrated the grand opening of its education […]
SPF is excited to add Breanna Paulson and Bryce Swillum to the SPF team.
BY SVEN BERG Link to original article On Aug. 12, 1999, the school building at 2995 N. Five Mile Road burned down. The building belonged to Trudy Comba, who ran A Small World Center for Creativity, a Montessori-type school, on the property between 1979 and 1993, when she sold the business and rented the building […]
An amphitheater and courtyard project is set to be finished by Oct. 15 BY KATY MOELLER email@example.comJuly 25, 2014 Link to original article The popular community library occupies about 12,300 square feet, including offices and storage, on the first floor of City Hall, 6015 N. Glenwood St. A bank of windows in the northwest corner of […]
The 10th Annual Water Reuse Conference will be held May 21-22, 2014, at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. SPF is proud to sponsor this annual conference which enables operators, consultants, municipal staff, and other professionals to network and get up-to-date in the latest reuse advancements. We would love to see you there. Registration information is […]
SPF is excited to have Megan Tverdy back as our new Office Administrator. Megan will work with Julie Romanoon SPF’s accounts receivable, handle the day-to-day front office duties, and provide administrative project support. Welcome Megan. We are very happy to have you back.
This workshop, intended for municipal water providers, will provide an introduction to the Northern Idaho Adjudication, with emphasis on the Coeur d’Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication, claiming municipal water rights, reviewing the claims of other users, and long-term water-supply planning. Elected officials, city attorneys, public works staff, and any others responsible for ensuring municipal water supplies […]
Ten years ago today SPF opened its doors for the first time. A decade later we continue to diversify our skill set in order to better serve our growing client base. Our success is due in no small part to our employees who work every day with pride and integrity, and to our wonderful clients, […]
Christian Petrich, Terry Scanlan, and Scott King of SPF recently presented a “Hydrology for Attorneys” short course for the Idaho State Bar. This sold-out course was designed to provide a foundation for attorneys working with water rights, property transactions, water-delivery disputes, and water-related liability, and water policy. The presentation generated consistently positive comments (e.g., “The entire program was […]
Mitigation plan limits diversion from Hiawatha Canal By TONY EVANS – Express Staff Writer The city of Hailey is taking creative steps to secure water rights to irrigate three city parks, in case senior-water-rights holders to the south challenge the city’s municipal well usage during dry spells. Conjunctive water rights administration, expected to be put in […]
SPF is a gold sponsor for the United Dairymen of Idaho 2013 Annual Meeting. We are gearing up for a great event. We hope to see you there! For details regarding the United Dairymen Annual Meeting click here.
Garden City, ID, September 25, 2013. The City of Garden City will dedicate its new water reservoir facility at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, September 26th at 165 E 46th Street in Garden City. Mayor John Evans stated, “This facility is the first reservoir ever built in Garden City and will now provide further assurance to our residents […]
September 14-18 | The Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon PDF Version SPF will have speakers at the PNCWA 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition Our speakers, David Keil and Cyndy Bratz would love to meet with you at the PNCWA 2013 Annual Conference. Please come by and say hello. Climate Science (Session 15) Tuesday, September 17 | […]
As the City of Greenleaf celebrates the opening of its new municipal wastewater treatment plant, we are reminded of the amazing team we worked with to help make the project such a success. A special thanks to Mayor Holton, City of Greenleaf staff and council members, and City Engineer Amy Woodruff of Civil Dynamics, for […]
6/3/2013 Click here for link to original article Garden City replaces another water main under Boise River by KTVB.COM KTVB.COM Posted on June 3, 2013 at 1:16 PM GARDEN CITY — City officials hope to avoid disaster by replacing yet another aging water main that flows under the Boise River. Public works officials say the […]
Decision by IDWR allows water rights transfers Link to Original Article By GREG MOORE | Express Staff Writer The state of Idaho has declared a drought emergency in Blaine County, allowing irrigators to temporarily transfer water rights with each other. To date this irrigation season, drought emergencies have also been declared in Butte, Lincoln and Fremont […]
Poop Scoot PDF Version SPF will be participating in Meridian’s Poop Scoot on Saturday, June 8th at 8:30 a.m.. Check out the attached flyer for details. Join us for a fun morning with the entire family! POOP SCOOT 3k/5k Fun Run or Walk Saturday, June 8th at 8:30 a.m. In honor of National Public Works […]
June 4-8, 2013 PDF Version Click the link above for details. Expo Facility Tour Golf Scramble 3k/5k fun run/walk
The ninth annual Idaho Water Reuse Conference starts today at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. SPF will be there the 15th-18th. Please stop by and say hello. 2013 Idaho Water Reuse Conference
Rangen water call case may set precedent of Idaho law Link to Original Article Rangen water call may set a precedent for Idaho law By JOHN O’CONNELL Capital Press About 565,000 acres of irrigated land on the Eastern Snake River Plain could be dried up if a trout farm prevails in an upcoming water call […]
by Katherine Wutz – Express Staff Writer See Original Article The city of Hailey began discussions last week about whether the city can keep parks green and lawns watered in the face of “conjunctive management.” The Hailey City Council heard nearly an hour-long presentation on Monday, April 15, on water rights and conjunctive management […]
Tony Evans – Idaho Mountain Express Original Article by: Tony Evans | Idaho Mountain Express In the Wood River Valley, water flows from the high country into creeks and down into underground reservoirs, or aquifers, before bubbling out in portions of the Bellevue Triangle. For many years, that water has been diverted into irrigation […]
Original Article By AARON KUNZ Idaho has a new water plan — the first update since 1996 to the state’s principles for how water in streams, lakes and aquifers should be divided among users and how it should be conserved for fish and wildlife. The new plan goes into effect Friday. But not everyone […]
Engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math Idaho Future Cities is a program that seeks to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math. Through hands-on modeling activities, mentoring, presentations, essay writing, and competition, 6th-8th grade students discover the world of engineering. Kurt Norrell is a volunteer mentor for the program, working with students on […]
SPF is pleased to announce that we have recently expanded our professional engineering licensing to include California and Nevada. SPF can now provide engineering services in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Indiana, and Texas. We are excited to offer our services to new clients throughout the region.
We are excited to announce Kent Gingrich as the newest member or our SPF team. Kent has extensive experience in water system design and permitting, wastewater collection, and stormwater/hydraulic modeling. Welcome Kent!
SPF worked with Horrocks Engineers and the City of Donnelly to design an improved water treatment system for City residents. The system will lessen odor, taste, and staining caused by minerals in the City’s water. The 200 residents connected to the system will see improvements in their water quality by the end of the year.
The highly contested results of SPF’s Annual Canoe Race are in. For the first time in three years, Christian’s team failed to pull off a win, taking 3rd place and losing Erik into the murky Parkcenter Pond in the process. It turns out, Tofor is a former rafting guide (no, this was not disclosed during […]
PDF Version The Mayor and Council for the City of Garden City will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, July 23 at 2:30 PM to celebrate the completion of the Boise River Water Main replacement. The ceremony will take place on the south side of the river at the north end of Remington […]
View Original Article Track Utilities, Inc. successfully pulled in 615 lineal feet of 20-inch HDPE line on Saturday, June 9th. The installation process was near flawless, as no issues were encountered during the pull-in. The installed line passed the hydrostatic pressure test and was completed ahead of schedule. SPF provided the design documents and the […]
An SPF Sponsored Baseball Team With a Winning Record View Original Article SPF sponsors a local American Legion Baseball team, the Nampa Chiefs, as our own Steve Bennett’s son, Casey, has been a player (pitcher/outfielder) on the team the past 2 years. They have had a great summer so far, racking up an 18-5 record, […]
View Original Article Interactive maps show Boise River flooding scenariosIdaho Statesman Published: June 12, 2012 If the Boise River were flowing at 34,800 cfs — five times flood stage — Bronco Stadium would look like an island. But you’d be OK if you work in the Capitol or live in the North End. This image […]
Garden City’s existing 10” diameter pipeline crossing the Boise River from 52nd Street to Plantation Golf Course broke on April 1, 2012. SPF is assisting the City’s Engineer with the emergency replacement of a new pipeline that will cross the river at a new location just downstream of the broken line, shortening the total length […]
May 8-10 Come by and see us at the 45th Annual APWA Rocky Mountain Chapter Spring Conference May 8-10. SPF will have a booth, and as always, a bowl full of chocolate. More information on the conference can be found on the APWA website.
SPF Water Engineering designed the new 6 million gallon per day (mgd) clarification facility for Bridger Coal Company near Rock Springs, Wyoming. The $3.4 million facility started treating water in November 2011 and SPF has been providing operational services since start up. The facility is treating water pumped from the underground workings at the Bridger […]
The 75th Annual Water Idaho Water Users Association Convention is underway. Come by and see us January 25th & 26th at the Riverside Hotel. Christian, Scott and Roxanne will be down at our booth ready to meet you and answer any questions you may have.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is requiring all wastewater lagoon systems to complete seepage testing by April 15, 2012. SPF provides seepage testing services for municipal and domestic wastewater lagoon systems to determine whether or not seepage rates meet or exceed Idaho Standards (IDAPA 58.01.16.493). Specifically this includes: Prepare/submit work plan Set up equipment […]
SPF had a remarkable 4th quarter with regards to water right approvals from Idaho Department of Water Resources. On behalf of our clients, SPF received a total of twenty three (23) application approvals including: twelve permits; two permit amendments; five transfers; two extensions to avoid forfeiture; one water bank rental; and one license based on […]