City Council Seeks to Authorize City to Contract for Water Treatment Plan Expansion Design

City Council Seeks to Authorize City to Contract for Water Treatment Plan Expansion Design

News Type: State Source: Daily Inter Lake
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With state mandates bearing down on the city of Whitefish’s water treatment plant, the Whitefish City Council tonight is poised to authorize the city to contract for the design of a treatment plant expansion project.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality recently informed the city the state is prohibiting any water extension, subdivision and Municipal Facilities Exclusion applications due to concerns the city is approaching its threshold for water storage and water source capacity. The state is requiring Whitefish to provide a capacity assessment and deviation request for review in order to accept any future projects, according to a memorandum from Public Works Director Craig Workman to the city.