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The Corps seeks public comment on improvements to the Whitehall water treatment facility

Published July 16, 2020
Updated: July 16, 2020

A proposal to improve the current water treatment and distribution system for the city of Whitehall, Montana is currently available for public comment through August 15, 2020.

The proposed project would include improving an existing city building to accommodate the installation of a new ion exchange water treatment system to address uranium in the water supply. The proposed project would also include making improvements to an existing water tank and distribution system. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide clean drinking water to the residents of Whitehall by removing excess levels of arsenic and uranium. The project is also expected to improve the quality of storm water runoff that is discharged into tributaries of the Jefferson River.

The public is encouraged to provide comments on the draft environmental assessment which can be downloaded at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/. Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Chris Weber, Whitehall EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than August 15, 2020.

USACE’s funding for this project is authorized under Section 595 of the 1999 Water Resources Development Act, as amended. This authority allows the Corps to participate in projects for wastewater treatment, water supply, and related facilities in Idaho, Montana, rural Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah and Wyoming. Design and construction assistance is provided only for projects that are owned by public entities and project costs are shared 75% federal contribution and 25% non-federal contribution.


Release no. 20-079