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June 24th , 2015

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 […]

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June 11th , 2015

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 […]

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June 8th , 2015

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 […]

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June 2nd , 2015

                            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 […]

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April 20th , 2015

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!

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March 17th , 2015

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 […]

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February 1st , 2015

SPF is excited to add Breanna Paulson and Bryce Swillum to the SPF team.

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August 8th , 2014

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 […]

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July 30th , 2014

An amphitheater and courtyard project is set to be finished by Oct. 15 BY KATY MOELLER kmoeller@idahostatesman.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 […]

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May 13th , 2014

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 […]

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April 17th , 2014

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.

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April 1st , 2014

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 […]

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March 7th , 2014

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, […]

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December 23rd , 2013

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 […]

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November 26th , 2013

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 […]

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September 30th , 2013

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.

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September 26th , 2013

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 […]

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September 5th , 2013

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 | […]

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July 22nd , 2013

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June 13th , 2013

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 […]

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June 3rd , 2013

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 […]

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May 24th , 2013

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 […]

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May 24th , 2013

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 […]

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May 22nd , 2013

June 4-8, 2013 PDF Version Click the link above for details. Expo Facility Tour Golf Scramble 3k/5k fun run/walk  

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May 15th , 2013

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

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April 26th , 2013

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 […]

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April 25th , 2013

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 […]

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April 1st , 2013

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 […]

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March 11th , 2013

  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 […]

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December 5th , 2012

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 […]

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September 25th , 2012

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.

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September 20th , 2012

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!

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August 31st , 2012

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.

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August 20th , 2012

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 […]

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July 23rd , 2012

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 […]

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July 5th , 2012

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 […]

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July 3rd , 2012

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, […]

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June 12th , 2012

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 […]

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May 3rd , 2012

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 […]

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May 2nd , 2012

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.

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February 14th , 2012

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 […]

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January 25th , 2012

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.

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December 5th , 2011

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 […]

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January 25th , 2011

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 […]

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