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Water and Rural Living: What Idaho Homeowners Need to Know

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BUL 905
Pub. Date: 2016
Last Reviewed: 2021

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This guide provides practical and legal information for Idaho homeowners, home buyers, and realtors about rural residences and water-permitting processes. Along with explaining the basics about how rural residents can set up a septic system or access drinking water safely, it explains how land-use issues (particularly living on or near a wetland, lake, river, or floodplain) affect site design by requiring building/land-use permits. Helpful contact information for each scenario (consolidated in a directory) points you to the proper government agency for water-related questions, permits, or programs.

Author: Jim Ekins

17 pages

University of Idaho Extension


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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