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Articles with the Tag: water

Ronan releases 2018 water report

RONAN – The annual water report revealed that Ronan’s water meets state and federal standards for water quality. The report calls the document a “snapshot” of the water quality for the year. Water from both of the city’s wells was tested at Montana Environmental Laboratory in...

Wastewater treatment plant begins operating

POLSON – Two years after plans were finalized, Polson’s wastewater is being cleaned with a new system. The new facility started operating on April 24. As of that day, sewage is not being directed to the old system.  Water and Sewer Superintendent Ashley Walker announced the news to the ci...

Irrigation election postponed for further assessment

LAKE COUNTY – Owners of irrigated land within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project will have to wait to cast their ballots for the annual election for two board positions along with a decision to allow two of the three districts to work together. The ballot issues were originally scheduled to go o...

Charlo town water tested safe

News from Leila Roberts, Charlo Water District secretary/manager   CHARLO – The Charlo Water District accelerated the required three-year Inorganic Contaminants (IOCs) testing schedule for our water. We are pleased to report arsenic levels are well below the United States Environmental Protect...

Charlo residents grapple with arsenic in well water Charlo residents grapple with arsenic in well water

CHARLO – Homeowner Tom Vaughn noticed a skin rash and  unexplained problems happening around his recently purchased dream home located a few miles outside of town. He didn’t realize those problems were connected until he got a letter in the mail from the Montana Department of Public Healt...

Briefs for March 6, 2019

USDA-NRCS changes the way it does business  BOZEMAN – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is changing the way it does business to better identify and prioritize Montana’s natural resource concerns on private land and to better focus its technical and financial assistance. ...

Conservation Commission co-hosts AIS monitoring workshop

News from the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission  KALISPELL — The Upper Columbia Conservation Commission will co-host an aquatic invasive species monitoring workshop with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Feb. 19 in Kalispell. The UC3 will hold its winter meeting the following day, Feb....

Water Rights Compact is good for agriculture

MONTANA – The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for people across Montana, which is why ratification of the negotiated Montana CSKT Water Compact is critical. Contrary to what compact opp...

Montana waters test negative for mussels Montana waters test negative for mussels

HELENA – This year was record-setting for Montana Fish Wildlife and Park’s statewide partners in the rigorous battle against Aquatic Invasive Species. “Our AIS staff and partners have done fantastic work to increase our watercraft inspection and monitoring efforts,” said Tom Woolf,...

DNRC responds to 'People’s Compact' inquiries

News from the DNRC  MONTANA – In response to a growing number of inquiries regarding a “People’s Compact” circulating among citizens and media in Western Montana, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Director John Tubbs released the following s...


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