Today the Idaho Division of Building Safety has revised their policy to allow the continued use of submersible lake pumps. If you have been following this issue you know that on February 12, 2016 DBS announced a policy prohibiting the use of submersible well pumps in lakes and rivers. (See my original post here.) Community opposition to this policy was substantial and new legislation was considered that would have provided relief for submersible pump installations. Last week the Idaho Electrical Board announced that it would oppose this legislation. A special board meeting was held on Monday to address the issue. The outcome of this meeting was a revised policy providing installation requirements for the continued use of submersible lake pumps. This guidance will remain in effect until new rules can be crafted through a negotiated rule making process. However, the policy does have an expiration date of June 30, 2018.
View the revised policy here.