The population in the Treasure Valley is expected to grow in the next 50 years from more than 600,000 people today to 1.57 million, according to results of a water-demand projections analysis presented to the Idaho Water Resource Board last spring. This means the demand for water supplies may grow by 245 percent to 357 percent above today’s current rates. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, Christian Petrich of SPF Water Engineering, shared the results of his survey, and Brian Patton, of the Idaho Department of Water Resources talked about how his agency is planning for this increase.
This is a rebroadcast of an earlier episode of Elemental Idaho. You can listed to the original program here.